Preveli Palm Beach Rethymno
The beach of Preveli is located 35km south of Rethymnon and 12km east of Plakias at the exit of the Kourtaliotiko gorge where the river Megas Potamos meets the sea. Along the river there is a large forest of the rare Cretan date palm Phoenix theophrasti. This gives the area a unique, almost tropical look and has certainly contributed to making this beach very famous and popular despite its remoteness. You can walk in the palm forest (but camping is strictly prohibited) and bathe in the river if you wish.