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Preveli (Greece)

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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
It's 2 hours away from Chania by road
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Preveli

María José Alfonso Fernández Travel writer
58 travel articles

Preveli monastery sits on top of a hill and is actually two monasteries: Kato Preveli and Piso Preveli.

My suggestion:
Don't miss the opportunity to see Preveli beach. With its blue waters and pine trees, it's almost as pretty as the monastery.

Preveli monastery is located in rocky gorges. A relentless wind blows in the hair and clothes of the visitors. Like almost everywhere in Crete, you can practically feel the old resistance to the Turks. The monastery was a refuge for soldiers on several occasions during the Cretan wars, and the monks took great risks by putting their lives in danger to protect them.

If you visit Kato Preveli (Piso Preveli is inaccessible), you'll come across a museum with ancient ecclesiastical relics, but to be honest I didn't find it particularly interesting. Nevertheless, the place has breathtaking views and you can learn a lot about its history, so I'd highly recommended visiting.

Preveli monastery