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Finikas Beach (Palm Beach)

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Address: Plakias, Crete, Greece

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Seawater and freshwater swimming in the same place

First, do be aware of the steps - there are several hundred, and they're difficult and rough (there's an alternative route with fewer steps, but it involves a decent walk, unless... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2015
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Murska Sobota, Slovenia
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Colors did not particularly fascinated by but feel like you're in the tropics walking palms trees! It is interesting to bathe in the river!

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Rugby
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

First, do be aware of the steps - there are several hundred, and they're difficult and rough (there's an alternative route with fewer steps, but it involves a decent walk, unless you have a jeep or similar). If this is not a problem for you, it's a really lovely beach. Can get crowded at peak times, and there's not a... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

It takes some commitment to get to palm beach (either by sea, or via the cliff path), but you won't be alone! The palm forest and river are very pretty, and you'll get some great photos. The beach itself is not the best in the area, but the whole trip is an experience.

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Heemskerk, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

From Plakias we visited Palm Beach by boat. We walked through the left (!) side of the lagune to the end of the palmtrees. There you can walk in the refreshing water and enjoy the beautiful view of the water and the rocks. At the beach you can sit in the sun or the shade. There's also a taverne where... More 

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Morden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Really depends what you want. If it to see the mouth of the gorge and climb mountains, then it is great. If you want to sunbathe, you will need to take your own umbrellas and mats. There is not much shade here.

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Sutherland Shire, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

My friend and I decided to take the bus to the car park area of this beach. It Looked beautiful as we were descending down the stairs but we were dissapointed that the sand was dark and dirty looking and there were a lot of people and children about. Nice, but definitely better beaches around!

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Belmont, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

if you go to the area, you have to come here. Nice, very nice. To many families with kids though, lots of screaming on the beach.

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Réthimnon, Rethimni, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Preveli beach or palm trees beach is a magical place with so strong positive energy, which is impossible not to feel it!!! The palm trees all around the place and the river. Also, if you walk through this small paradise you will see small waterfalls with clear and cold waters from the mountains and the kourtaliotis gorge

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

Lovely location and very beautiful. You need to make an effort to get there - boat or partly by foot, so it seems a bit more special Able to get something to eat and drink so you do not have to carry everything Do not like the sunbeds on the beach much - spoils the charms

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Valdagno, Italy
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

Was nice the walk down with tremendous views but found the beach and water dirty and packed. Was really windy and no comfortable place to sit and relax. I'm glad we saw it but wouldn't make the effort to go again.

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