Day trip

From Rethymno: Damnoni and Preveli Palm Beach Tour

4.8 / 5

28 reviews

Activity provider: Markidis Travel

From Rethymno: Damnoni and Preveli Palm Beach Tour

Activity provider: Markidis Travel
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 33.77 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

4.8 /5

based on 28 reviews

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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

The village of Spilia is very pretty and the Preveli monastery is also worth a visit. The palm forest was unfortunately closed due to the danger of forest fires, but that is simply not foreseeable. The beach was extremely crowded which is sure to be better another month. It's best to take a parasol with you, as there aren't any on the beach. The tour guide was very nice, many thanks to Barbara. Overall, a very nice trip.

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August 12, 2021

The trip was amazing. The guide Barbara is very attentive to all participants of the excursion, for information she gave information in three languages (German, English, French). All stops were with panoramic views. The restaurant recommended by her delighted with a delicious lunch. Well, the beach with a palm grove- This is something !!! I recommend taking special shoes if you want to wander along the river.

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August 11, 2021

Product ID: 134376