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The palm forest of Preveli

The palm forest of Preveli

The palm forest of Preveli, located on the south coast of Crete, is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes of the island.

The forest is home to a rare species of palm tree, known as Phoenix theophrasti, which is endemic to the area and is found only in Crete.

The forest is located on the banks of the Kourtaliotiko River, which provides the perfect environment for palm trees to thrive. Visitors can take a walk along the river and admire the lush greenery of the forest, as well as the crystal clear waters of the river. The palm trees provide a natural canopy, creating a peaceful and serene atmosphere.

One of the most popular activities in the Preveli palm forest is swimming in the river, which is surrounded by the palm trees. The water is cool and clear, making it an ideal spot for swimming on a hot summer day. 

The palm forest of Preveli is an important part of the cultural and natural heritage of Crete. It is also a protected area and efforts are being made to preserve the forest and its unique palm trees. The forest is easily accessible by car and is an essential destination for nature lovers visiting Crete.