We begin our tour to Preveli beach driving to the west Crete and passing by the city of Heraklion. Next to the city of Rethymnon we will get off the main road and head to the south.
The beach of Preveli is located on the southern coast of Crete at the end of Preveli gorge where the Grand river (Megalopotamos) meets the Libyan Sea. The amazing palm forest on the banks of the river gives this place the sense of a tropical landscape. According to the legend Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, lived here after the end of the Trojan war. During the ’60s and ’70s the beach was a favourite place of the hippies.
Our bus will stop at the parking lot next to the towering vertical cliffs from where the veiw is breathtaking. To reach the beach you will need to walk the footpath of approximately 300 stairs that will take around 15 minutes.
You will have approximately 4 hours to enjoy swimming and sunbathing, walk along the river through the palm forest and have a lunch in the local tavern before we get on the bus for the way back.