Preveli ( Crete ) is located approximately 35km south of Rethymno and 10km east of Plakias. The beach also known as Lake or Palm Tree, is located at the exit of the imposing Kourtaliotiko gorge, where the Great River passes. On the banks of the Great River is a large colony of palm trees of Theophrastus, which lends the area the feeling of an African landscape. The river, forming a large lake 1.5km long before flowing into the sea, has water all year round. At the exit of the river a sandy beach has formed with pebble bottom and very cool water because of the river. In the eastern part of the beach there is a beautiful rock reminiscent of a mast. It is not very organized, without umbrellas, but there are few tavernas nearby.