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Finikas Beach (Palm Beach)

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Address: Plakias, Crete, Greece

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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 walking away from the beach through the palm trees. The kids and I played and swam... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the river. The views on the walk to get to pools were lovely too. Palm... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
Lancs UK
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Boat trip from Plakias us the best part. Not a sandy beach but lovely Palm Walk. One taverna - not great selection of food. No sun beds. Must shelter under olive trees to get some shade.

Thank DublinEvelyn
Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Strange place indeed. If you want to go there, youwon't find the nicest beach in the island, the water isn't clear and you'll find rocks in the sea. Of course the river coming from the mountain through the Palm Tree Forest is a curiosity. After parking your car (2€/car), you will have to deserve it, since you have to walk... More 

Thank Helioseeker
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Sometimes you have to do a bit of work to find that perfect spot. Here you have to walk down 490 uneven steps, having parked in the car park above ( costs €2). Beach is fine pebbles with clear seas. The gorge behind is full of palm trees , you can walk along the river. There is a small taverna... More 

Thank nandgNL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Locals told us about this beach and we had high expectations but not worth it. Not easy way to go there and you need good shoes to pass through the rocks. After that is not easy to find shade.

Thank Lena G
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Plam Beach whilst driving through. Is around a 30 minute drive from Rethymnon and once there you pay €2 for parking. After that, you have about a 10-15 minute down rocky stairs, probably not ideal if with young kids. Once at the beach, it is picturesque but not stunning. It's not sand but little pebbles/shingles. Only saw 1 place... More 

Thank Alexanderreed
Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

A really nice beach and location! The river that comes out fo a gorge, ending to the beach!! But, have in mind that you will have to park at the public parking (2 euros cost) and will have to walk around 30 minutes down the hill to access the beach!

Thank touristas97

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