IMPORTANT NOTE: All Organized Excursions included in our tailor-made private packages or purchased separately, can be executed as private experiences. Private Yachting is also available (additional cost applies).

Preveli Palm Beach Day Tour

A tropical paradise in the middle of the Mediterranean!
Duration:
11 hours
Destinations:
Preveli Palm Beach
per person 46

This full day tour gives you a chance to visit the magnificent palm beach of Preveli formed by the Great River that flows through the Kourtaliotis gorge in a unique landscape that blends Caribbean elements with Cretan natural beauty! Palm trees surround the banks of the river as it makes its way into the Libyan Sea on the south coast of Crete. The tour includes a short stop for pictures at the Kourtaliotis Gorge as well as a visit to the traditional Cretan village of Plakias!

Operated daily from May to October. For a specific date, check availability starting from Chania or Rethymno.
Only guests ages 5 through 12 are eligible for "children's rates"

From May to October:

  • 46,00 € per adult
  • 23,00 € per child

 

In the morning, we will pick you up from select spots around Chania or Rethymno with an air-conditioned luxurious bus and head towards our tropical destination. We will reach Damnoni beach, where you will board the boat to Preveli.

One of the most famous beaches in Crete, Preveli has been a renowned attraction since the 60s, when it served as a haven for the Bohemian youth of the era. It is located at the exit of the Great River, whose banks are lined with palm beach trees thus giving the beach a distinct look for the Mediterranean. Because the river flows through the Kourtaliotis gorge, it forms a small lake, before emptying into the sea, which has earned the beach the nickname of Lake Preveli. You can walk along the river, under the shade of palm and other trees, and start ascending in the beautiful canyon, or even take a swim in the cold ponds formed in the gorge. Be sure to check out the heart-shaped rock formation on the east side!

After spending plenty of time in Preveli, we will proceed to the village of Plakias, where you will have time to explore, pick up some souvenirs or grab a quick bite and sample the delightful Cretan cuisine which combines Mediterranean ingredients and Oriental spices.

On our way back, we will stop at Kourtaliotis gorge to take pictures. The gorge is an important biotope, since rare species of birds of prey live in the caves formed on its slopes. After you have taken enough shots to make even your most well-traveled friends jealous, we will hop back on the bus and return to your drop off points around Chania.

  • Pick up & drop off from designated spots around Chania and Rethymno with an air-conditioned bus
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Visit to Preveli Palm Beach
  • Visit to the village of Plakias
  • Photoshooting stop at Kourtaliotis Gorge
  • VAT for all services

Not included:

  • Boat tickets to Preveli (12 € per adult, 6 € per child)
  • Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your driver and escort
  • Duration of the tour is approximately 10-11 hours
  • Pick up & Drop off is conducted only is select spots in Chania and Rethymno. Depending on your location, you will be advised on the time and place after booking.
  • Boat ticket from Damnoni beach to Preveli needs to be paid with cash on the spot
  • It is recommended that you bring the following items: sunscreen, sunglasses, beach towels, swimsuit and camera
  • Please note that rubbish disposal and taking seashells from the beach is strictly prohibited.