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Finikas Beach (Palm Beach)

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Address: Plakias, Crete, Greece

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Hard to get to, well worth the effort

Palm beach or as we call it Prevalli Beach is a sandy beach with a river running parallel to the sea through the middle of the beach and surrounded by a palm forest and high... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2013
stanbr
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We visited mid-july and it wasn't too crowded in my opinion. Yes there are a lot of stairs so be warned but the water was crystal clear and the palm forest was nice to explore as well. I think it's one of the best attractions in Crete as it has a scenery you won't find anywhere else

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5 Thank Georgia A
Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

The beach and palm grove is ok, but you can't go where strait by car, at the end you must go down by foot. It's very popular place and too much people for us.

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6 Thank Riannon_88
Nanaimo, Canada
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107 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Palm beach or as we call it Prevalli Beach is a sandy beach with a river running parallel to the sea through the middle of the beach and surrounded by a palm forest and high cliffs. It really is unique in Greece. The day we visited there were high winds and this was one of the few beaches that were... More 

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6 Thank stanbr
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Just go, not much else to really advise but enjoy the beach and spend the 15 minutes walking through the palm forest while you are there

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7 Thank Adam l
Freinsheim, Germany
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Nice walk into the palm reserve possible. And a tavern on the beach. Sweet and salty water next to each other - great fun! and a pittoresque boat trip back to Plakias ...

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Thank Oliver M
Skipton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2013

We visited here by car in October 2012, after calling in at Prevelli Monastery [Ayios Ioannis Theologos]. I have to admit that, after paying the car park fee, we only walked halfway down the steps towards the beach. You do get magnificent views! But we were not too keen to walk the rest of the way down, given that we... More 

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5 Thank PaulineW999
Tel Aviv, Israel
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Directions: follow the signs to Preveli monastery. On your way up you will see a turn left to Limini Prevely beach. As mentioned here by previous reviewers, do not follow the first sign, next to the old stone bridge. The road is narrow and curvy- so drive carefully, although it is paved the whole way. At the end of the... More 

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3 Thank hadarami
Los Angeles
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2012

Wasn't worth the 200 steps we had to climb or the freezing cold water. Nice to see a forest full of Palm Trees even though someone had burned them. Catch it if you are interested, from what the locals say, this forest is endangered because the trees are sick from a bug that is plaguing every palm tree in Greece

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7 Thank Pyper70
Oxford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2012

We visited Preveli Palm Beach on a day out from Rethymno and had a thoroughly enjoyable day lounging around on the scorching hot beach and swimming in the clear waters of both the sea and the river. It was quite busy when we went and we had to walk down what felt like thousands of steps in the heat (not... More 

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9 Thank Julia J
Keighley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2012

Another natural wonder. The colour of the fresh water amongst the palms trees as it reaches the white sand and then the sea is a real gem. Best viewed from the steps up to the car parks.

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