Preveli is located 35 km south of Rethymno and just 10km east of Plakias. The famous beach of Preveli with the palm-groves is located at the exit of the Kourtaliotikos Gorge where the Great River is flowing. The beach is mostly sandy with pebbles and at the eastern part of the beach there is a famous rock reminding of a mast.
On the banks of the Grand River of there is a large amount of palm trees that certainly looks like an African landscape. The river forms a large lake of 1.5 km where guests can swim or walk along under the shade of the palm trees and enjoy the magnificent view.