Although referred to as the Palm Beach, this site is actually called Preveli Beach and is situated on the South Coast of Crete 200 steps down the cliff from the famous Preveli Monastery. It is in Finikas region but you wont find it listed as Finikas Beach. If you cant face the climb in the heat, the best way to get there is by boat from Plakias Harbour...the boats leave at least once a day, coming back at about 4pm which is perfectly long enough to enjoy the beach. Devastated by fire a few years ago, the palm forest around the freshwater lake here is considered to be a very important EU habitat - one of the only ones in Europe but it is gradually getting back to its old self. The river that feeds the lake winds through the gorge further up the valley. There was a small tavern there...but not much else so great for sun lovers.
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