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Finikas Beach (Palm Beach)

Plakias, Crete, Greece
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Having read about this beach in lonely planet it was a " must" ...however we abandoned a perilous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Preveli Beach - Dirty and overcrowded

We had to visit Preveli Beach as it was described in the Lonely Planet as one of the best beaches... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Plakias, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank ACFMurs
Reviewed 4 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 10 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

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 16 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
Reviewed 10 October 2016

If you go by car/bike you get great views while reaching it and while climbing down - but then you have to climb back up ;) It's surely worth to see it once but it's not every day beach because of the crowds.

Thank EndziNotsharing
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We drove here on our tour round Crete.OK the beach was nice and the palm trees lovely but we have seen nicer beaches and it was very over crowded.

Thank jax11ard
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We went by boat and had a nice day out, the setting is lovely and the beach is good, the forest interesting however just far too many people for us. The geese are amusing but the people aren't !

Thank Renee194
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