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Triopetra beach

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Triopetra beach is located about 52km south of Rethymno and 13km southeast of the village Akoumia, at the foot of the mountain Siderotas. It can be accessed by car, through paved roads that start either from Akoumia or Sachtouria. Triopetra lies in the central part of a long beachfront, called Akoumiani Gialia, (i.e. Akoumia Beach). This is named like this because the wider area of Triopetra was once the winter shelter of Akoumia village residents, who had built small cottages to spend the night near their olive groves. Today the land is still owned mostly by the residents of Akoumia and thus, most, hotel owners originate from the same village.

Triopetra consists of two beaches, which are separated by a small peninsula. At the edge of the peninsula, in the sea, three majestic rocks rise. Triopetra is named after these rocks since it means “Three Rocks”.

The first beach, known as Small Triopetra (or Koumado), is located in a closed sandy and rocky bay, south of the three rocks. In its southern end flows the river Akoumianos. This river separates Triopetra area from the magical beach of Agios Pavlos Sandhills at Cape Melissa. On the beach, there are a few rooms and taverns, and umbrellas are offered. The area also hosts a small harbour, in the southeast part of the beach, called Stomio (mouth), named after the “mouth” of the river reaching the sea. 1km northeast of this beach, you can visit the amazing chapel of Prophet Elias, on a high hill, overlooking Akoumiani Gialia.



What is the location of Triopetra beach?

Triopetra beach is located on the south coast of Crete, Greece.

Is Triopetra beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Triopetra beach is suitable for swimming, but visitors should be aware of the strong currents and waves.

Are there any water sports available at Triopetra beach?

No, there are no water sports available at Triopetra beach.

Is there any shade available at Triopetra beach?

There are some natural shade areas available at Triopetra beach, but visitors are advised to bring their own umbrellas or sunshades.

Is Triopetra beach accessible for people with disabilities?

No, Triopetra beach is not accessible for people with disabilities due to the steep and rocky terrain.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Triopetra beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Triopetra beach where visitors can enjoy local cuisine and drinks.

Is camping allowed at Triopetra beach?

No, camping is not allowed at Triopetra beach.

Is there any accommodation available near Triopetra beach?

Yes, there are several hotels and apartments available near Triopetra beach for visitors who want to stay overnight.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is blue.

What types of sand are found on the beach?

The beach has sand, pebbles, and fine pebbles.

What is the water depth of the beach?

The water depth of the beach is normal.

What is the surface of the sea usually like at the beach?

The surface of the sea is usually wavy at the beach.

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the beach?

The beach has accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, and showers.

How can the beach be accessed?

The beach can be accessed via a paved road.

Is there any other information available about the beach?

No, there is no other information available about the beach.

Beach facilities

  • Accommodation options
  • Food / water nearby
  • Umbrellas / beds
  • Showers


  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Sand
  • Pebbles
  • Fine Pebbles

Sea surface

  • Usually wavy

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Paved road

Other information

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