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Preveli Palm Beach

Kourtaliotis Gorge, Preveli Monastery, Preveli Palm Beach, Myrthios, Plakias, Kotsyfos Gorge

South Crete is amazing! First we will pass through and stop at the gorge of Kourtaliotis a very famous gorge reaching 500 meters height, full of caves and very deep is an important biotope, not only of domestic, but also of international importance. In the middle and deep inside, we will step down to the church of Agios Nikolaos next to the springs of the river. After that, we will visit the historic Preveli Monastery, which was revolutionary center during the Turkish occupation, since it played an important role in Cretan freedom! The amazing view to the south coasts will be unforgettable.

In the area is also the ecclesiastical museum of the monastery which displays up to 100 icons of historical value. Next we will go nearby to the beach of Preveli with the unique natural environment, full of palm trees. The midday will find us at the village of Myrthios with the beautiful view to Plakias and nice traditional restaurants Plakias will be our next stop, a village with the largest beach south in the area and a lot of tourist shops. At the end, before returning home, we will pass through the Kotsyfos Gorge and visit a stone built church of Agios Nikolaos, just glued to the rocks.

Lunch: is organized to have lunch at Myrthios in a traditional place.
Coffee: before the end of the excursion we will have a coffee at Plakias.

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