Triopetra Beach
Triopetra Beach
4.5
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Daniela M
10 contributions
Absolutely worth the long drive to reach. One of the best beaches in the south coast of Crete, You can actually park the car by the beach, there are a couple of showers on the beach. We were there on a flat sea day, therefore we could enjoy swimming in the clear blue waters. The sea colors are fantastic in the morning, the stone colors in the evening. The view from the sea back to the landscape is astonishing. There are a couple of taverna's on the beach. The road itself to reach Triopetra is a marvellous landscape. Not necessary 4x4.
Written August 30, 2020
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Zibby K
Jersey, UK72 contributions
Couples
What a place. Sea is amazing. Crystal clear. Both tavernas do a great job. View from the top of the cliff is breathtaking. Go before noon for the best light . Remember, do not visit this place on Sunday as many locals turn up with their parasols and they destroy the whole beauty of this place, it was noisy and chaotic, front row next to the sea all the way picnic.
Written August 30, 2020
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Jonathan B
London, UK12 contributions
Family
Quiet empty natural series of 3 beaches. Fine stone, and stand at the waters edge. Fairly steep drop, makes for strong incoming waves. No cover, so best in the early morning or late afternoon. Well worth the drive, and easy parking close to the sea shore
Written August 15, 2021
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889anthony
Lymington, UK25 contributions
Friends
We were here in october and thought it was the best beach we had seen in crete - and in most of the med! At the end of an incredibly scenic road so very peaceful. Just 3 tavernas on the beach, one of which has a little garden where you can also sunbathe/eat. beach soft but coarse so doesnt stick to you or fly around. gentle entry to sea which is clear and warm. lovely views to hills and mountains. parasols if you want them. rocks to swim to for snorkelling. absolutely perfect.
Written November 16, 2014
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kidermit
Switzerland296 contributions
Friends
it looks like you landed on Mars. There is a beach bar and sunbeds, in one of the corners of this massive beach, but it is a rough landscape and if it is windy the sea is wild!! It is a lifetime experience though you shouldnt miss out on
Written March 16, 2014
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Annie
New York City, NY110 contributions
Friends
Dramatic coastline, but the drive is long and difficult, the service is very poor if not non existent, half sun chairs were broken, the sea is impossible to swim in when windy, which is very very often. Overall nothing worth all the trouble of getting there.
Written August 29, 2014
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Danilo
Helsinki, Finland253 contributions
Couples
Don't get me wrong, this is a nice place, but compared with the other beaches in the area, we thought it is too crowded, and we like more secluded places. However, it is easy accessible, clean and well served.
Written August 16, 2014
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Emma R
Godalming, UK37 contributions
Friends
This is by far the best beach we have ever found on Crete (our criteria for a good beach are minimal people & crystal clear water!). Triopetra Beach is way off the beaten track but it’s well worth the drive (you don’t have to walk though, we were able to park right by the beach). The sand isn’t golden but that doesn’t bother us...the beautifully clean & clear water makes up for the darker coloured sand. There are some small tavernas by the beach (we had a great lunch in Vasilis Taverna).
Written October 19, 2019
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BronB
Milton Keynes, UK69 contributions
Family
The owner of Maravel Garden recommended this beach as a good spot to visit.

The drive to the south of Crete over the
Mountains was stunning and we could drive onto the beach to park our car. It has a long stretch of coarse grey sand with the 3 stones at one end.

The rocks at the edge of the beach are clearly shattering and slipping so we avoided going too close. But this also made for dramatic rock layering patterns.

There was a fresh water steam running across the sand and my daughter loved playing with bamboo canes on the water.

There was a taverna beside the beach which looked open, but we didn’t use.

I didn’t see any toilets near the beach but maybe in the taverna? It definitely felt like more of a wild beach without sun loungers etc. so do take your own supplies with you.
Written April 21, 2019
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susan f
Peekskill, NY41 contributions
Couples
We hired a guide who drove us from the town of Rethymnon on the northern coast of Crete across the mountains to the southern coast of Crete where we reached the Mediterranean Sea. This is a must as you get to see the beauty of the country side in its natural state, the caverns, the goats, goat herders and the small charming villages. Once we crossed the mountains we came to Triopetra Beach on the Mediterranean. This is a gem along the southern coast. The beach provides some free umbrellas and lounge chairs. The beach is made from beautiful colored stones. I recommend some type of beach shoe. The area is known for its yoga retreats and for its three famous rock forms that protrude into the water. The peacefulness of this beach is comforting. The water is the most beautiful I have seen, calm, crystal clear and perfect for swimming. There is a typical taverna-cafe there 'Anoohkh" where you can sit in the shade and get delicious, inexpensive food and a great cold beer. Once you have come here you feel that you have experience something special. Enjoy!
Written July 4, 2014
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