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Tripiti beach - Chania

  • Tripiti beach - Chania


The beach of Tripiti is located at position Aliki, 7km south of Karave harbour and is the southernmost point of Gavdos and Europe. The east part of the beach is sandy and pebbly, while the part close to the cape of Tripiti has large stones and pebbles.
The landscape in the southernmost beach of Europe has as a trademark the three arches, called Kamarelles, formed at the corner of the island at the eastern end of the beach (after these “holes” (Greek: tripes) Tripiti gets its name). Over Kamarelles there is a giant chair installed by some Russians living on the island, on which you can climb and admire the vast South Cretan Sea.
Tripiti is shaped at the exit of a dried river and next to the beach there is a salt pan (aliki in Greek) which dries up in summer. The salt pan hosts many birds migrating from Europe to Africa in early spring.

How to access the beach?
The beautiful beach Tripiti can be accessed only on foot (unless you have a boat of course) along the trail that starts from Korfos. The distance is about 3.5km and the route crosses pine wooded areas at almost all points you will have panoramic sea views. Moreover, during the course, you will meet some derelict stone farmhouses built at the settlement Alyki (where another trail to Vatsiana starts). When returning back, it is worth visiting the settlement of Vatsiana (through Alyki) with the few inhabitants. In Vatsiana you can enjoy the local cuisine. 



FAQ about Tripiti beach – Chania

1. Is Tripiti beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Tripiti beach is suitable for families with children. The water is shallow and calm, making it safe for kids to swim.

2. Can I go snorkeling at Tripiti beach?

Yes, you can go snorkeling at Tripiti beach. The water is clear and there are plenty of fish to see.

3. Are there any restaurants or cafes near Tripiti beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Tripiti beach where you can enjoy a meal or a drink.

4. Is there a parking area near Tripiti beach?

Yes, there is a parking area near Tripiti beach where you can park your car.

5. Can I rent sun loungers and umbrellas at Tripiti beach?

Yes, you can rent sun loungers and umbrellas at Tripiti beach. There are several rental places available on the beach.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is deep blue and blue.

What types of sand are found on the beach?

The beach has sand, pebbles, and rocks in places.

What is the water depth of the beach?

The water depth of the beach is normal.

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

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

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the beach?

There are no facilities available at the beach.

What are the modes of access to the beach?

The beach can be accessed by boat or walking.

What other information should I know about the beach?

The beach is nudism friendly and ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing. There is tree shade and rock shade available.

Beach facilities


  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Sand
  • Pebbles
  • Rocks in places

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Deep blue
  • Blue


  • Boat

Other information

  • Nudism friendly
  • Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing
  • Tree Shade
  • Rock shade

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