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Excellent boat trip, cost effective only 15 euro, children 8 euro

We have taken a boat trip from plakias harbour to preveli palm beach, cost adults 15 E, children... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Preston, United Kingdom
Nice place but not for the beach or access road

Overall we had a great day out here. This was due to the fresh water pools you can swim in after... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing beach. Crystal waters, unbelievable scenery and a great little taverna. The only draw back was the access. There is a car park at the top which was good value at 2 euros for the day, but the path up and down to...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have taken a boat trip from plakias harbour to preveli palm beach, cost adults 15 E, children under 12 years, 8 E. Plenty of room on the boat opposed to other trips we have taken where you are hemmed in, pleasant trip across the...More

Thank elsie6788e
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Was on this beach to times on boat tour from Plakias. The palm forrest route along the river is a must see!! Clear water and good snorkeling on the west side of the beach behind the big rock on the water line.

Thank Liskotus
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Having read about this beach in lonely planet it was a " must" ...however we abandoned a perilous drive along the dirt track and eventually found our way to a carpark near the monastery ( access was barely mentioned in the reviews but it was...More

Thank Cuckooscot
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We had to visit Preveli Beach as it was described in the Lonely Planet as one of the best beaches on Crete. In our first attempt we drove and parked at the top, but half way down the cliff we decided, with 2 kids, we...More

1  Thank JGooch1
Reviewed 12 July 2017

You can drive to the Preveli cliffs and walk down (and back up!) the hundred or so steps to the beach, or you can take the boat from Plakias. There is a taverna on the beach for lunch. Unfortunately very crowded in high season.

1  Thank ACFMurs
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Very difficult to reach on foot - if you need an exercise then be free to walk 511 stears down. There is excursion boat, but is best to stay in the afternoon. Don't miss the walk into the plam forest along the river

Thank Jasmina J
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This is a very special beach. Difficult to reach on foot or car (easier with excursion boat). Make sure to arrive after 5pm, when the crowds depart and stay until sunset. Don't miss the walk into the forest along the river and the natural water...More

1  Thank DimitriVol
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We took a day trip via boat and while it's not a bad beach, it's dirty sand and pebbles closer to the water. The sea is beautiful and I still enjoyed the day but it wasn't as good as the photos made out. It is...More

Thank nadebentley
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Overall we had a great day out here. This was due to the fresh water pools you can swim in after walking away from the beach through the palm trees. The kids and I played and swam about for ages looking at the fish in...More

Thank DocHoliday1000
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