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Tris Ekklissies beach

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Treis Ekklisies, or Three Churches, is a hidden coastal village situated 64km south of Heraklion, nestled within the rugged and untamed terrain of the Asterousia Mountains. This remote area of Crete, despite its challenging accessibility, boasts some of Greece’s most beautiful beaches. Reaching Treis Ekklisies involves a scenic 10km drive along a winding asphalt road, beginning in the village of Paranymfi, offering breathtaking views of the sea.

While in Paranymfi, visitors can explore the ancient monastery of Saint Paul, adorned with 14th-century frescoes. Just half a kilometre past Paranymfi, the breathtaking Libyan Sea and Tris Ekklisies vistas can be admired from the majestic Ambas Gorge waterfall, standing at a height of 145m.

The settlement of Treis Ekklisies is nestled in a bay at the mouth of the Ambas Gorge. The surrounding cliff walls house Greece and Southern Europe’s largest vulture colony, including the bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), one of Europe’s rarest vulture species.

The village’s name, Three Churches, originated from the three local Byzantine churches dedicated to Transfiguration, St. George, and Annunciation. A lengthy sandy beach with crystal-clear deep waters lies in front of the settlement. While the beach lacks extensive infrastructure, there are available accommodations, cafes, and taverns nearby. Further to the east, along the coastal dirt road, one can find the rock of Kolovrehtis and a small cove, followed by Volakas beach and finally, Glikia Vlyhada, both well-liked by locals and free campers.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is the meaning of Tris Ekklissies beach?

Tris Ekklissies beach means “Three Churches” in Greek, named after the three churches located nearby.

Is Tris Ekklissies beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Tris Ekklissies beach is suitable for swimming, but it is recommended to be cautious as the water can be deep in some areas.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Tris Ekklissies beach?

There are no restaurants or cafes near Tris Ekklissies beach, so it is recommended to bring your own food and drinks.

Is Tris Ekklissies beach accessible by car?

Yes, Tris Ekklissies beach is accessible by car, but the road leading to the Tris Ekklissies beach is narrow and winding.

Is Tris Ekklissies beach crowded during peak season?

Tris Ekklissies beach is not usually crowded during peak season, as it is a secluded and less popular beach.

What activities can be done at Tris Ekklissies beach?

Tris Ekklissies beach is a great spot for snorkeling, fishing, and hiking along the nearby cliffs. It is also a great place to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

What is the water colour of the Tris Ekklissies beach?

The water colour of the Tris Ekklissies beach is blue.

What type of sand can be found on the Tris Ekklissies beach?

The Tris Ekklissies beach has a mix of sand and pebbles.

What is the water depth like at the Tris Ekklissies beach?

The water depth at the Tris Ekklissies beach is normal.

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

The sea surface at the Tris Ekklissies beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd level like at the Tris Ekklissies beach?

The Tris Ekklissies beach usually has a normal crowd level.

What facilities are available near the Tris Ekklissies beach?

Food and water facilities are available near the Tris Ekklissies beach.

What is the access to the Tris Ekklissies beach like?

The Tris Ekklissies beach can be accessed via a paved road.

What other activities can be done at the Tris Ekklissies beach?

The Tris Ekklissies beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing. There is also tree shade available.

Is there any other information about the Tris Ekklissies beach?

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

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