Preveli Beach (Greek: Φοινικόδασος της Πρέβελης, Finikodasos tis Prevelis) is a beach located on the south coast of the Greek Mediterranean island of Crete. It is located in the municipality of Agios Vasilios in the Rethymno regional unit, not far from the Moni Preveli monastery, which name has passed on to it. The area is accessible from the port of Plakias.

According to local legend, the king of Ithaca, Odysseus, remained in the wider area of Lake Preveli after the end of the Trojan War on his return to Ithaca from Troy.

The area is a popular tourist destination due to the river, the forest with palm trees in the gorge and the sandy beach with clear waters. On the beach there is a rock in the shape of a heart, “The stone of lovers” according to the locals.


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