Just 7km (13km drive) east of Plakias you will find this famous monastery with its very rich history. The Preveli monks were both very active in the continuous fight for freedom as in educating the people. The monastery is best known for hiding allied soldiers during WWII and helping them escape with submarines. A row of stone tablets right after the entrance tell the story.
The monastery still uses parts of the original, restored buildings. You will also find an impressive church, an area for animals and a museum within the monasteries walls.

Besides by car you can get there from Plakias by bus or by foot.
By foot you can combine walk 1 or 3 with walk 7 (a long but beautiful hike!) and take the bus back.
In the season there are 5 buses a day from Plakias to the monastery, click on the bus company logo to see the latest schedules (choose "Departures from Rethymno")
Opening hours:
09:00-13:30 and 15:30-18:30 (May-September) - 09:00-17:00 (winter months)
Entrance fee:

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Plakias, Greece