Not far from the beach are palm trees and oleander, along with the waterfalls, freshwater pools and palm groves, creating a beach that resembles a tropical lagoon. This experience is enhanced by the clear waters of Preveli Beach.
History buffs may find the Moni Monastery an interesting attraction. Located two kilometers away from Preveli, its proximity to the seashore and relative isolation contributed to the fact that this monastery was used by the inhabitants of Crete who rebelled against the Turks. However the rebellion against the Ottomans failed and they suffered many losses at the hands of the Turks, until they were defeated.
Either way, the beach is very pleasant and beautiful and over the years it became the "poster" of Crete- one of the most photographed parts of the island to depict this magical place.
There is a scuba diving center with diving activities for different levels.