Preveli Beach and Plakias Full-Day Trip From Rethymno & Herakleion

10 hours (Approx.)
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Get an introduction to some of the best beaches on the south coast of Crete on a guided day trip to Plakias and Preveli Beach. Venture through some of the island's amazing palm forests and then relax at the beach!As we go to these beaches, crossing with our bus the wild Kourtaliotis Gorge, we stop to see the magnificent waterfalls and the springs of the little river Preveli. Then we head to the sandy beach of Damnoni where a ship will take us in approximately thirty minutes to the famous Palm Beach Preveli.Leaving the Palm Beach Preveli we go for traditional lunch and if you want for one more swim in the picturesque village of Plakias.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (at Panormo, Scaleta, Adele, Platanias, Missiria, Rethymno town, Atsipopoulo)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Damnoni Beach

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Preveli Beach, 40 chlm notia apo to Rethymno, Lefkogia, Agios Vasileios Municipality, Crete 74060 Greece

Discover 3 of the most famous beaches on the south coast of Crete on a journey through the wild Kourtaliotis Gorge. Benefit from hotel pick-up, and then travel to the gorge, where you can walk down to the springs and waterfalls flowing towards the river at Preveli Beach.

Discover a unique mix of sandy beach and green river flanked by palm forests and rocky surroundings. Get some time to relax in the sun and take a dip in the sea. Continue to the popular Damnoni Beach at the exit to the valley, protected by high mountains, where you can take a boat trip to Preveli Beach.Then, go to the small resort of Plakias, situated in a natural bay, and get some time to enjoy lunch, do some shopping and go for another swim in the turquoise waters. Return back to Rethymno along a different route to experience the dramatic landscapes of the Kotsifou Gorge.

Stop At: Damnoni Beach, Agios Vasileios Municipality, Crete Greece

Continue to the sandy beach of Damnoni, where the boat is waiting to take you to Palm Beach Preveli at the south-end of Kourtaliotis Gorge, at the mouth of the river Preveli.
Enjoy some time for a splendid swim in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea, sunbathe and relax, and embark on a short hike through the tropical forest.

Hop back on the boat and return back to the sandy beach of Damnoni. The next stop is the small resort Plakias, situated in a natural bay. Here you can have lunch, go for another swim or do some shopping. We will take another road to return to Rethymno, driving through the impressive Kotsifou Gorge.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Plakias, Plakias, Agios Vasileios Municipality, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

The next stop is the small resort Plakias, situated in a natural bay. Here you can have lunch, go for another swim or do some shopping. We will take another road to return to Rethymno, driving through the impressive Kotsifou Gorge.

Duration: 2 hours

Meeting point

Traveler pickup is offered
▪︎ Pick-up and drop off (in Panormo, Scaleta, Adele, Platanias, Missiria, Rethymno town and Atsipopoulo)
Pickup is from your hotel or the closest point accessible by a vehicle.
You'll receive specific pickup information in a separate email from the local partner (please check your spam folder).
All the pick ups from Rethymno old Town will be from the bus stop of church of four martyrs (4 martyres church).

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Take swimming suits
  • Seats are assigned by the theater box office and will not be known in advance of the performance date
  • At the time of booking please mention your hotel name and location. You will be notified by email about the pickup point and time
  • Pickup begins up to 90 minutes before tour starts and is done from central meeting points near the hotels, only in the areas of Panormo, Scaleta, Adele, Platanias, Missiria, Rethymno town, Atsipopoulo, Kavros and Georgioupoli
  • Infants will be seated with their parents on the bus and will not have their own seat
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff


  • Boat ticket to Preveli Beach 10 euro
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • • No pickup from remote hotels such as Grand Rimondi (pick up is from Creta star bus stop)

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
Liuba O
September 2021

Very nice place but you only 2 hours at preveli beach to enjoy! 😞 short way to short… If you are in rethymnon better to rent a car or quad en drive to Damnoni beach and take the taxi boat for 10 euro per persoon.

September 2021

We couldn’t be collected from our hotel Ramondi Grand but got collected punctually from Crete Star. The tour guide Barbara was informative but very strict with timings and spoke to people like a school mistress with naughty children. The bus was crammed full. It was a double decker and every sea...

September 2021

It was a lovely experience , beach was so clear , you can see the river and the beach in the same time in palm beach

August 2021

Very good organized. The guide was competent and fluent in german and english. The trip itself was beautiful and you’ll get to see the hotspots in the south

Vi M
August 2019

We absolutely loved this day trip which took us to a gorge and then three beaches. The best part of the trip is travelling to Preveli beach which you access via a (very choppy) 30 min boat trip. It was absolutely stunning! The sea, which then leads to a river flanked by a palm tree forest - so pe...

August 2020

Het was een leuke trip, maar uiteindelijk betaal je alleen voor de bus. De boot kost nog een extra 10 euro (normaal maar 8 dus extra duur) en er staat dat er maximaal 15 reizigers mee gaan, wij waren met ongeveer 40 man wat bijna niet op de boot paste. Tegenwoordig met Corona vind ik het apart da...

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