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.
Yes, Tripiti beach is suitable for families with children. The water is shallow and calm, making it safe for kids to swim.
Yes, you can go snorkeling at Tripiti beach. The water is clear and there are plenty of fish to see.
Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Tripiti beach where you can enjoy a meal or a drink.
Yes, there is a parking area near Tripiti beach where you can park your car.
Yes, you can rent sun loungers and umbrellas at Tripiti beach. There are several rental places available on the beach.
The water colour of the beach is deep blue and blue.
The beach has sand, pebbles, and rocks in places.
The water depth of the beach is normal.
The surface of the sea at the beach is usually calm.
The beach is usually quiet.
There are no facilities available at the beach.
The beach can be accessed by boat or walking.
The beach is nudism friendly and ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing. There is tree shade and rock shade available.
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