Preveli or Palm Beach
This is one of the nearby beaches that actually sees a lot of tourists during high season. It is considered to be one of Crete´s most beautiful beaches. There is a small river running down a gorge leading to this beach. At the end of the river is a palm grove that has given the beach its name. If you come from the east, you have probably parked your car and already passed the little taverna and minimarket where the trail to the beach starts. The tourist buses usually come from the west and park at the other side of the beach.