Preveli Beach, Lefkogia

#1 of 71 in Outdoors in Rethymnon Prefecture
Find Preveli Beach, hidden away just below a historic monastery where the lagoon and beach are known locally as "Palm Beach." A grove of palm trees crowds the opening of the Kourtaliótiko gorge that opens onto the sand. Boats from Plakias will bring you from your resort to the site, where you can swim in the Libyan Sea and hike the grove in this relatively isolated location. Although the beach is secluded, there is a small cafe nearby. Consider including a visit to the monastery and a hike through the gorge while you're here. With our international travel planner, Lefkogia attractions like Preveli Beach can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Nicely located beach with indeed beautiful palm grove behind to walk through, but you have to be pretty good to leg to the long walk down and back again! To make. Trap is not the right word, it is more climbing over a very uneven path. Certainly has its charm and we loved it, but saw a lot of people who were badly on the leg were sweating....
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  • It's a sacred place. You can feel the ancient energy... it's worth visiting here to better understand what Crete is
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  • Best place in Greece
  • Great view from above! Crystal clear waters! Lots of trees for heavy shade!
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