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From Rethymno: Damnoni and Preveli Palm Beach Tour

4.7 / 5

48 reviews

Activity provider: Markidis Travel

From Rethymno: Damnoni and Preveli Palm Beach Tour

Activity provider: Markidis Travel

From US$ 30.75 per person

Visit the traditional village of Spili and the Monastery of Preveli on a day trip from Rethymno. Top up your tan on Palm Beach and enjoy lunch at leisure in tranquil Damnoni.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Pickup from Rethymno area.


  • Journey through the amazing Kourtaliótiko Gorge
  • Visit the medieval Monastery of Preveli
  • Get 2 hours of free time on Palm Beach
  • Enjoy lunch at leisure in Damnoni
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Following pick-up at your hotel, journey to the traditional village of Spili to admire the Venetian fountain of Kefalovrissi with its 19 lion heads. Sit back and enjoy the dramatic scenery of the Kourtaliótiko Gorge as you make your way to the medieval Monastery of Preveli.

Continue to Palm Beach below the monastery at the mouth of the Kourtaliótiko Gorge. Get breathtaking views of the blue waters of the Aegean Sea contrasting with the lush green of the palm forest and lagoon.

Walk down the steps to spend about 2 hours on the beach before sailing to Damnoni by boat. Enjoy lunch and refreshments in Damnoni and admire its beautiful clean beach. Journey back to Rethymno and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fees
  • Boat ticket (€11)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Flip-flops
  • Water shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Bring your swimwear and walking shoes to visit the palm forest
  •  The boat ticket will be paid on site in cash
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 48 reviews

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Had a nice day with various activities. We were picked up by a small van, which made contact with the guide easy. Guide was super funny and told a lot about the area, driver drove very safely which made the ride pleasant. With the boat ferry to the next island, made a nice change. During the day you stop at 3 places where you can eat and drink, so you don't have to take much with you

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July 31, 2022

Although there is no availability of tours in Italian, the various companions know a minimum of Italian vocabulary, which was necessary to make my mother understand something, who unfortunately speaks neither English nor German. In any case, the availability, friendliness and kindness of the staff is immense! This excursion to the beach of Preveli initially includes a short stop in the pretty village of Spili, where you can enjoy a Greek coffee in the beautiful shaded square where there is the fountain of the Lions, then we will set sail by boat from the beautiful Damnoni bay and then reach the wonderful beach of Preveli. At the end we will return back to Damnoni to have an excellent homemade meal at the taverns located on the coast. This tour does not include crossing the river on foot towards the coast, as you are accompanied directly to the beach of Preveli by sea.

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June 21, 2022

The tour organised by Markidis Travel is really good. We had a very comfortable vehicle with plenty if leg space which is very helpful for a long travel. We had a small group so it seems that everyone is your family. Our lovely tour guide Andreas was really funny and he gave us a lot of information all throughout the journey. Our driver Giannis was good as well even if he seems shy in talking (he talked a lot at the end part of the trip). The places that we went to are really amazing and I can definitely say people here are really friendly.

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May 11, 2022

Product ID: 134376