Palm Forest walk in Preveli



6 - 8 hours




2 - 6 persons


Upon request


Small group


08:30 (Depending on your hotel)


Hotels in Rethymno district

Price List


  • Explore the mythic scenery of Preveli beach 
  • Hike through a palm forest
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan sea
  • Enjoy a swim in the refreshing river of Preveli
  • Have a well-deserved Cretan lunch at a local taverna
  • Be assisted by a knowledgeable guide throughout the hike

Every Stop a Unique Experience

Preveli and the palm beach walk

Preveli and the palm beach walk

Our guide/driver will pick you up from your hotel at around 8:30. After a 40 minutes drive towards the hinterland, we will reach the area of the famous Preveli Monastery and the equally (or more) famous Palm-tree beach of Preveli nearby.

This walk aims to make you discover one part of the south coast of Crete (about 30km south from Rethymno), hike through fantastic natural and preserved landscapes, surrounded by hills, olive groves and mountains, but also to swim in the pristine waters of the Libyan Sea.

The hike can be divided in three parts;

The first one will take us to the Palm Beach and its river coming from the mountaineous heart of Crete. It will take us about 1h30-2h to reach it, whereas we walk through fields and close to the walls of the gorge that we can sometimes see down below. The arrival on the south coast that many people would call "the other Crete" or "the real Crete" is always magical! Blooming thyme scents, amazing scenery views and a sense of freedom are guaranteed!

The second part is a bit more relaxing as it includes a "mandatory" swim in the clear and blue Libyan Sea! There, we also have the possibility to walk along the river of Preveli, along its banks surrounded by palm trees. Of course, natural pools of sweet water are available to be enjoyed!

For this last part, we leave the Preveli beach for another 1hour walk to finish our loop, through pastures, using the shepherds' tracks for some more adventures!

We eventually reach our vehicle and then drive to a nearby taverna for a (late?) and well-deserved lunch.

Please note: Don't forget your walking shoes, sunscreen and hat, swimming suit and 1,5lt of water per person!

What’s Included

Hotel pick up and drop off (Only Rethymno district)

English or French speaking guide

Local driver/guide​

Transport by air-conditioned car​/mini bus

Guidance through the hike trail

Exploring the palm forest of Preveli

Lunch (vegetarian option included)

All taxes, fees and handling charges​

Lots of adventure and laughter! :)


125 EURO P/P
CHILDREN (3-12)50%
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