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Finikas Beach (Palm Beach)

Plakias, Crete, Greece
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A really unique beach

Nice walk into the palm reserve possible. And a tavern on the beach. Sweet and salty water next to... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2013
Oliver M
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Freinsheim, Germany
Brilliant view

We visited here by car in October 2012, after calling in at Prevelli Monastery [Ayios Ioannis... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2013
PaulineW999
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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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 ...

Thank Oliver M
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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...More

5  Thank PaulineW999
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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-...More

3  Thank hadarami
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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...More

7  Thank Pyper70
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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...More

9  Thank Julia J
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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.

3  Thank Ped39
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

The water is clear with breathtaking views of the mountains. It wasn't crowded, and the palms were fantastic. Be sure to walk up the river to see the tiny falls and flowers.

5  Thank Wandering-Will-55
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

it was really beautiful and looks as though a big effort has been made to restore it after the fire.

8  Thank Lisa008
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Prevelli Palm Beach is surely the best beach on the south coast of Crete. For many years the beach was used by free campers, bathing tourist and all sorts of comercial stuff. After a big forrest fire in 2010, the local authorities took measurements to...More

8  Thank Albert v
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Reviewed 31 October 2010

The beach at Preveli is much raved about locally, so we went. Others who are planning to do so need to know - DO NOT FOLLOW the first sign that points left, taking you directly in front of the high arched Venetian bridge. The tarmac...More

10  Thank PoppyMadragora
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