Triopetra Beach, Large and Small

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The beach of Triopetra is sandy, with crystal-clear water – and breathtaking sunsets: a perfect setting for peace and quiet and so relaxation

Its name comes from its dominating feature: three impressive rocks that emerge from the blue sea: two strands make it up – Large (at the west) and Little (at the east).

Essentially this division is occasioned by a small promontory that so creates two bays: this projecting land terminates in the three rocks mentioned, they are impressive geological formations. Beside them is a magnificent and spacious cave, which you can visit and partake of its shade. 

The beach is sandy, with crystal-clear water – and breathtaking sunsets: a perfect setting for peace and quiet and so relaxation.

It is not a coincidence that a Yoga centre has chosen to operate here: in the summer months, it offers accommodation and conducts lessons on the beach; at night meditation sessions are conducted by the seaside, under the starry heavens.

Little Triopetra is a mildly organized beach – umbrellas, sunbeds and showers, whilst nearby you will find tavernas and rent-rooms. At the east end, called Stomio (the Mouth), there exists a small harbour.

The east part of Large Triopetra is similarly organized – a few umbrellas, sunbeds and showers, and 2-3 tavernas operating just off the beach front and rent-rooms.

Leaving these western beaches of Akoumiani Gialia, we move on to the east to the beaches of Aghios Pavlos.

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Additional Info

  • location Triopetra (Akoumia), Aghios Vasileios, Rethymno
  • free camping Yes - in some areas
  • nudism Yes - in some areas
  • beach type Sandy
  • accommodation Yes - plenty of choices
  • dinning Yes - plenty of choices
  • other facilities

    There are Sun beds and Umbrellas

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Access Info

relevant routes & paths:

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Distance: 52 km from Rethymnon, 13 km from the village Akoumia.

By car/motorcycle - from Rethymnon: Take the main road leading from Rethymnon to Agia Galini, passing through the village Spili. After Spili continue on the same main road, heading southeast. After 8km about turn right on the road leading to the village of Akoumia. After Akoumia continue on for 13 km more until you reach the beach of the same name.
By car/motorcycle - from Heraklion: Take the main road out of Heraklion, leading south to Tymbaki, passing through Moires. After Tymbaki, continue on on main road, heading north and turn left on the road leading to the village of Akoumia. After Akoumia continue on for 13 km more until you reach the beach of the same name.
On foot: From Ligres, follow the small dirt road and path along the coastline, to get to LargeTriopetra.

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