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Preveli Beach

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Address: 40 chlm notia apo to Rethymno, Lefkogia, Crete 74060, Greece
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Beautiful tourist beach

If you are looking to have a secluded swim in the crystal clear waters of Preveli Beach then you will be sadly disappointed as it is full of tourists who come by boat and car. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
Perth, Australia
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Agia Marina, Greece
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It has a good beach and palm trees, we had heard. I had also heard that there was a road that now went close to Preveli which started right by the taverna beside the pond and the beautiful old Venetian bridge on the road to Preveli Monastery.

Thank MinibusTransfer
Houston, Texas
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

My husband and I found a sunny day in December to visit the beach, and we were not disappointed. The walk down to the beach is, as others point out, steep (and certainly not for those with mobility issues). But the view is stunning the whole way down. Some of the prettiest coastline in Greece. The beach itself is lovely,... More 

Thank Merin G
St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

You have feeling walking by some kilometres that you are at tropical island of asia. The river is unique . Just you have to be sure that you can walk steps arround 30 min.

Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

To go down to this beach you have to walk down on the stairs around 20min, going down is easier but coming back up is very very difficult specially if you are not in good condition. The beach itself is very nice the water wasnt cold, there is even a path to see palmtrees and see a little river,You have... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

If you are looking to have a secluded swim in the crystal clear waters of Preveli Beach then you will be sadly disappointed as it is full of tourists who come by boat and car. We parked in the carpark for 2 euro's the proceeded to walk 20 mins down lots of uneven steps to the beach, you require good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Spent a week in Crete, saw a few different beaches- this one was the most beautiful one by far. Worth a drive and a short walk down to the beach and back up.

Thank Ilana B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this place it was very easy to find it. The road to the beach and to the palm forest is a bit tiring like 10-15 min walking but it's definitely worthing it. We made very pretty photos there and the waters are crystal blue! For sure we will come back!...

Thank Mr_Alpha_and_Omega
Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This beach is very disappointing - even in October, there were crowds of people, boats constantly arriving, so been spoilt with commercialism. Not worth visiting if you like peace and quiet or don't like crowds.

Thank Tim M
Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Preveli Beach was breathtaking. The views from the cliff top were amazing. The walk from the car park to the beach is about a km down (and back up). There are at least 400-500 uneven steps, so beware and be careful. Once at the beach we were a little disappointed. The sand was grey and pebbly, not the white sand... More 

Thank rockwellp
Shaharut, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I fell in love with this location just from reading and seeing travelers photos. Being there was far more powerful, especially in mid October. The place was almost empty. We walked the palm canyon near the sweet water creek. We were the only ones there and it was an amazing experience. we walked, swam, jumped from rocks to the water... More 

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