Preveli Tropical Beach Excursion

Preveli Tropical Beach
9 hours

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A Preveli Beach excursion promises a day of discovery and relaxation amidst the stunning coastal scenery of Crete.

Our air conditioned bus and tour guide will pick you up in the morning around 08:00 am. Note that we use only the best, insured buses and tour guides for our tours.

The tropical beach of Preveli, also known as Lake Preveli or Phoenix, is located at the exit of the imposing Kourtaliotikos Gorge, where the Grand River flows. It is certainly the most famous beach on South Crete. It accepts thousands of visitors every summer. During the ‘60s and ‘70s, it was a favourite destination for the hippies.

Preveli Beach

On the banks of the river there is a large colony of Theophrastus palm trees, which give the region a sense of a tropical landscape. This is the second largest palm forest of Crete, after the palm forest of Vai.

The river forms a small lake, 500m long, before emptying into the sea. You can walk along under the shade of palm trees, and start ascending in the beautiful canyon. At the exit of the river, a beautiful beach with pebbles and sand is formed.

Moreover, in the eastern part of the beach, there is a beautiful rock which looks like a heart. You will have plenty of free time to enjoy swimming in the turquoise waters, to sunbathe under the warm sun and also to explore this tropical and very unique landscape.

The excursion bus will stop at a parking lot, the closest to the beach. There is a path descending down to the beach. Our tour guide will be with you at all times. He will explain the history and nature of the area and provide you with valuable information regarding your trip.

The parking is near some towering vertical cliffs, where you can take some fantastic photos. To reach the beach you need to walk the footpath (app. 300 steps). That takes about 15 minutes.

After 4 hours of free time at the beach, the Preveli Beach excursion will come to an end. We will make our way back to your hotels and meeting points.

Pick-Up Locations

We offer the Preveli Beach Excursion from many locations across Crete. Visitors staying in Hersonissos (Chersonissos), Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Malia, Stalida (Stalis), Anissaras, Agkisaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Heraklion, Ammoudara, and Agia Pelagia can easily take part in this experience.  For better understanding of our pick up points please visit the following page: Pick Up Points. Please note that because of the size of the page the list is only visible on big screens.


Bring comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for a good grip.

Pack a swimming suit, a towel, a hat, snorkel equipment, sun glasses, and a sun cream.

Optional and Advices:

Do not bring too much money. Every business accepts bank cards.

Try to limit your luggage. Too much weight is always a problem.

Leave your valuables at your hotel. Bring your personal medication.

You must always carry a copy of your passport with you. Although not required it is always a good idea.

Important Booking Information

On the ticket of the Preveli Beach Excursion we will provide full details of the meeting point. We will carefully select the closest and safest meeting point, based on your hotel location.

We include a Google pin and a photograph of the meeting place. This ensures that you can easily identify and locate the meeting place with confidence.

Our team is always available to assist you. Feel free to contact us at any time. We will also provide you an emergency telephone number. This will ensure a stress free experience from the moment you embark on your tour or activity. Your satisfaction and comfort are our top priorities.


We are very careful with our pricing. We dislike hidden extras. What you read is what you get. If you need further information please contact us. The Preveli Beach Excursion is €35 for an adult, and €17.50 for a child. Infants are free.

Itinerary and Important Information


Below you can read the timetable and schedule of the Preveli Beach Excursion you are viewing. We do everything in our power to be always on time and avoid any long delays.

07:30-08:30: Bus Departure.

Stop: Preveli tropical beach

We spend all day on this exotic beach, swimming, sunbathing, relaxing, and enjoying this piece of paradise. 4 hours stop.

16:30-17:30: Approx return time back.

Different timetables apply for pickups in different areas like Hersonissos, Heraklion, Ammoudara, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Stalida, and Malia. Our Customer Service will provide you with the correct timing and a google map pin point for its exact location.

Days and Languages

Monday: English, French, German, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Hungarian.

Thursday: English, French, German, Polish, Russian, Romanian.


The following list contains everything that is included in the price of the Preveli Beach Excursion you are viewing.

Services and Products Included

✅ Hotel pick up & drop off area: Heraklion, Hersonisos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, Stalis-Stalida, Ammoudara.

✅ Transportation by modern air-conditioned buses.

✅ Professional tour guide (live).

✅ Free time for swimming.

✅ Insurance cover.

✅ Printed or mobile tour vouchers accepted. -Instant confirmation.

✅ Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).


We have tried our best in avoiding any hidden costs for our customers. In the event that any hidden costs appear, through one of our suppliers, please contact us and we will solve the matter with no further discussion.

Services and Products Excluded from the Preveli beach excursion and payable if occur by the client:

❌ Entrance Tickets to Archaeological Sites or Places of Interest.

❌ All meals & drinks, unless mentioned otherwise in the tour description or the included section above.

❌ Any other destination not mentioned in the itinerary. – Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions.

Not Suitable

This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

Preveli Tropical Beach Excursion