"Palm Beach" Top 5 Page for this destination Beaches Tip by AcornMan

Beaches, Crete Island: 23 reviews and 48 photos

  Palm Beach from the east
by AcornMan

Located near Moni Prevali on the south coast where the palm-lined Megaolupotamos River empties into the sea, Palm Beach is a bit of a challenge to reach but well worth the effort because of its unique and beautiful setting. Be forwarned, however, that this place is no secret, and despite the hike it takes to get there it can be quite crowded even well before peak travel season. And remember to bring good shoes for the hike, as it is a steep and rocky trail. Luckily the beach does not seem so isolated once you arrive. There's a taverna there that even sells some supplies, bathrooms, and I think I even saw some showers.

There are two ways to get to this beach (well, three if you count the ferries). The first (and longer) path is from the west. To go this way just drive to Moni Prevali, park, and then follow the trail. The path the east is shorter, but it is also more difficult to reach, requiring a substantial drive on a gravel road through the hills. To find the gravel road from the main highway, just get off where you see the pretty arched bridge that crosses the river. From there turn south after you cross the river and you'll soon be on the gravel road. There's even a hotel at the end of the gravel road, though obviously there wouldn't be much to do other than go to the beach.

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  • Written Jun 13, 2005
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