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Tripiti beach - Chania

Beach description

The Tripiti beach, which is situated at Aliki, 7km south of Karave harbour, holds the distinction of being the southernmost point of both Gavdos and Europe. The eastern side of the beach is a mix of sand and pebbles, while the area near Tripiti’s cape consists of larger stones and pebbles.

This southernmost European beach is renowned for its three arches, or Kamarelles, formed at the island’s eastern corner. These “holes,” from which Tripiti derives its name, are a notable feature of the beach’s landscape. A monumental chair, installed by Russian residents of the island, towers over the Kamarelles. Climbing this chair provides a breathtaking view of the South Cretan Sea.

Tripiti’s formation is at the mouth of a dried river and adjacent to the beach is a salt pan, or aliki in Greek, which evaporates in the summer. This salt pan serves as a stopover for numerous birds migrating from Europe to Africa during early spring.

As for reaching this beautiful beach, unless you own a boat, the only way to access Tripiti is by foot via a trail starting from Korfos. The 3.5km journey passes through pine forests and offers stunning sea views at almost every turn. Along the way, you’ll encounter some abandoned stone farmhouses in the Alyki settlement, where another trail to Vatsiana begins. On your return trip, consider visiting the settlement of Vatsiana, home to a handful of residents and a place where you can savour the local cuisine.

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Most frequent asked questions

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.

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.

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.

Is there a parking area near Tripiti beach?

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

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 Tripiti beach – Chania.

What is the water colour of the Tripiti beach – Chania?

The water colour of the Tripiti beach – Chania is deep blue and blue.

What types of sand are found on the Tripiti beach – Chania?

The Tripiti beach – Chania has sand, pebbles, and rocks in places.

What is the water depth of the Tripiti beach – Chania?

The water depth of the Tripiti beach – Chania is normal.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Tripiti beach – Chania?

The surface of the sea at the Tripiti beach – Chania is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Tripiti beach – Chania?

The Tripiti beach – Chania is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Tripiti beach – Chania?

There are no facilities available at the Tripiti beach – Chania.

What are the modes of access to the Tripiti beach – Chania?

The Tripiti beach – Chania can be accessed by boat or walking.

What other information should I know about the Tripiti beach – Chania?

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

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