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From Rethymno & Heraklion: Full-Day Trip to Preveli Beach

1. From Rethymno & Heraklion: Full-Day Trip to Preveli Beach

Discover 3 of the most famous beaches on the south coast of Crete. Travel through the wild Kourtaliotis Gorge where you will stop to see the magnificent waterfalls and the springs of the river Preveli that flow inside the gorge and which result in the river at Preveli Beach. The first stop in the south is at the sandy beach 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. Visit the south of Crete and stop at the viewpoint above where you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking view and take some fantastic pictures. Hop on the boat to take you to Preveli, a unique mixture of the sandy beach and the green river which is flanked by palm forests and rocky surroundings. Here you will have time to enjoy the refreshing Libyan sea and the Cretan Sun. 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.

Rethymno: Open-Top Jeep Nature Safari with Lunch

2. Rethymno: Open-Top Jeep Nature Safari with Lunch

Your tour starts with a drive down a beautiful off-road track that will lead you away from the city. After an hour of driving, arrive at a small village and take a walk to visit a Byzantine church. After, get back in your jeep and head to the south coast of the island. You’ll follow an adventurous route with mesmerizing views all the way to the beach. Hop in the water for a refreshing swim before sitting down for a delicious Cretan buffet. Your last stop will be the popular beachfront center of Plakia. Enjoy some free time for shopping or a coffee, before heading back to Rethymno through the breathtaking "Kourtaliotiko" canyon - where you can take some of the most amazing photos of the day.

Crete: Day Trip to Sfakiá, Plakias and Kourtaliotiko Gorge

3. Crete: Day Trip to Sfakiá, Plakias and Kourtaliotiko Gorge

Start with pickup from your and meet your guide for the day. Drive up into the White Mountains to the famous Askifou Plateau. After a short coffee break, travel along ravines and gorges to the village of Chora Sfakion, a former rebel stronghold against Venetian and Turkish occupations in centuries past. Following the rugged south coast, enjoy the views of Gavdos, the southernmost island of Europe. Arrive at the picturesque village of Plakias and enjoy some free time for relaxation and swimming in the crystal-clear Libyan Sea. On the way back along the north coast, stop at the Kourtaliotiko Gorge. Walk down approximately 200 steps to the bottom of the gorge and enjoy the views of a beautiful waterfall. Finally, be returned to your hotel.

Plakias: Escape to the South Guided Walking Tour

4. Plakias: Escape to the South Guided Walking Tour

Explore the part of Crete known as wild Crete, far away from tourist hotspots and crowds. Begin your tour with a 2-hour hike from the region of Plakias to a beautiful beach with views over the Libyan Sea. Gaze at olive groves, rock formations, and rugged cliffs as you walk on this flexible tour. Decide where and when you want to swim, as you pass stunning deserted beaches. Enjoy lunch like the Cretans, in a small tavern with a gorgeous sea view. Taste fresh fish from the grill with refreshing dry wine, made by local grape varieties. Continue your hike towards the north coastline, walking on an impressive and strange rocky terrain. Cross the mountains back to your accommodation and admire the beautiful Mediterranean sunset.

From Chania: Shared Transfer from Chania Airport to Plakias

5. From Chania: Shared Transfer from Chania Airport to Plakias

Enjoy a safe and reliable shared transfer between Chania Airport and the Plakias area. Travel safely with ease in a licensed vehicle with a professional driver. Benefit from air-conditioned vehicles maintained to high hygienic standards. Let your driver navigate you through the traffic smoothly. Enjoy a hassle-free ride without worrying about hotel shuttles or taxis.

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What people are saying about Plakias

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

A really nice guide who showed us the original Crete away from the big tourism. A varied tour through mountains, beautiful villages and to paradisiacal beaches. It was all there. The warmth that you encounter everywhere makes it a very special experience that we can recommend to everyone.

Great experience and worth every penny. Loved seeing the little village and the church. Great time on the beach and the lunch provided was amazing. The guides were very friendly and good fun.

Nice jeep safari. This was a good chance to see a different side of Crete. The food was very good and the guide and staff were very friendly.

All in all a very nice trip by jeep. Extremely nice people from the Safari4u team. I can only recommend