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Things to do in Plakias

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From Rethymno: Day Trip to Preveli Beach & Damnoni Beach

1. From Rethymno: Day Trip to Preveli Beach & Damnoni 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.

Crete: Day Trip to Sfakiá, Plakias and Kourtaliotiko Gorge

2. 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.

From Chania: Shared Transfer from Chania Airport to Plakias

3. 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.

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.

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What people are saying about Plakias

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 109 reviews

Our favourite day when in crete all because of the ease of this tour, the numerous locations included and the fantastic tour guide. Very easy pick up location with the bus as sent information by email the day before. The tour itself covers a gorge and waterfall and 3 beaches. It also included a boat trip - you have to pay an extra €10 on the bus for this. But it is well worth it. You have enough time to explore each beach and villiage and the views and scenery are breath taking! Away from 0830hr and back in rethymnos by 1800hr. Our tour guide was very friendly and gave us lots of great facts and historical/cultural insights to the surrounding area. Our most enjoyable day of the trip :)

Great spots that are visited, super nice and competent tour guide (Barbara), who explained a lot of interesting things in German and English. Picking up at the agreed meeting point worked great (we were even sent the exact directions in advance). Priced at only 1/3 of the comparable tour that Tui offered at our hotel. For the stop in the gorge, it is advisable to have sturdy shoes with you; It is best to bring water shoes for the other stops on the beaches and at the palm forest. All in all highly recommended! We would book the tour again at any time.

The transfer was on time, the tour guide Barbara was very friendly, the bus ride wasn't boring because we learned a lot about Crete, and the stops were really well chosen, the longest route was about 50 minutes to an hour. The palm beach was of course the highlight & really recommendable, but the other stops were also nice. All in all a really nice trip! Any time :)

The trip was really well organised and the boat ride plus Preveli beach were amazing experiences.

Very nice tour and you don't have to worry about anything.