RIVER TREK | PREVELI PALM FOREST Follow our mountain guide in a trek at Kourtaliotis River, along the natural palm forest of Preveli

Spending a refreshing day at the springs and the river of Kourtaliotis. Discover the second most important palm forest in Crete with an experienced guide.


Trekking on a path along the river's waters, passing through one of Crete's major palm forests, the Preveli Palm Forest, which hosts the endemic Cretan palm tree of Theophrastus (Phoenix Theophrasti). Visiting the beautiful river bridge, and, depending on the group's desire and time availability, the emblematic monastery of the area (the entrance fee for the monastery is not included in the price). The path leads to the beautiful beach of Preveli, where the visitors can enjoy the crystalline waters.
Children can participate from the age of 12+, given they have a relative trekking experience.



  • Short walk along the path of the green gorge of Kourtaliotis – visiting the sanctuary and the view point.
  • Walking down the path to the Preveli River. Arriving to the palm forest and the beach. Exploration and free time.
  • Light lunch in nature.
  • Visiting the Preveli Monastery (optional).


The price includes:

  • Experienced mountain guide
  • Personal accident insurance, powed by Lloyd's Insurance company
  • First Aid kit
  • Light lunch in nature
  • Water (1 lt)
  • Walking poles (on request, depending on availability)
  • Third Party Liability
  • Taxes


The price does not include:

  • Transport from/to your accommodation (upon request)
  • Entrance fees for organized historical / archaeological sites
  • Beverages and drinks
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Anything not mentioned above



* This trip is a private excursion.
* Children can participate from the age of 12, given they have a relevant trekking experience. The programme may a also be adapted for younger children from the age of 8.
* Necessary personal equipment: Sunscreen oil, Hat, Sunglasses │Walking or trekking shoes │Extra pair of shoes│Swimming suit│Sea towel │Small rucksack with your personal items
* (!) Please inform us of any dietary needs/particularities you might have (allergies, intolerances) or other health issues we have to take into consideration.
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Duration: Up to 6 hours
Dates: From May to the end of October
Note: With at least 3 days’ notice
Location: Preveli beach, South of Rethymnon
Difficulty: Moderate / 1B
Languages: English
Cost: Upon request


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