Triopetra beach is located about 52km south of Rethymno and 13km southeast of the village Akoumia, at the foot of the mountain Siderotas. It can be accessed by car, through paved roads that start either from Akoumia or Sachtouria.
Triopetra lies in the central part of a long beachfront, called Akoumiani Gialia, (i.e. Akoumia Beach). This is named like this because the wider area of Triopetra was once the winter sheter of Akoumia village residents, who had built small cottages to spend the night near their olive groves. Today the land is still owned mostly by the residents of Akoumia and thus, most, hotel owners originate from the same village..
For pure bathing holidays away from mass tourism, we offer our small hideaway in Triopetra. Above the long, coarse sandy beach there are three taverns for your daily well-being. Even in high season, the beach is never overcrowded. Apart from the taverns on the beach there are no noteworthy shopping opportunities. Next shopping options are the villages Plakias (21km) Agia Galini and Spili. Triopetra comes with stunning sunsets. Worth to see in the vincinity of Triopetra is the Palm Gorge Preveli, the nearby market town of the mountain village of Spilli and the Saturday market at Mires. Things to do and to see arround the area of Triopetra:
- Matala was not only a place of the hippies foot steps , but a place of unique natural beauty as well, with prehistoric caves formed on the side rocks of Matala bay. During the past years, Matala becomes famous with Beach Festival that takes place at around the middle of June.
Matala Beach Festival is the largest free music festival in Europe and hosts many Greek and International artists every year.
- The Palm Groge Preveli is a nature reserve. Daily boat excursions are offered from the harbour of the south coast village Plakias.
- The Monastery Arkadi is one of the most important historic monuments in Crete.
- At the foot of the mount Ida 8 km from the monastery Arkadi there are the excavations of Eleftherna. The ancient city-state was colonized from Dorians 9. th BC. The city was built on a steep, naturally fortified ridge.After the museums of Olympia, Delphi and Vergina the ancient Eleftherna is the fourth museum of Greece focusing exclusively on a single site. The Museum of Ancient Eleutherna was opened on 19.06.2016 .
- The mountain village Spili is famous with its lion-fountains.
Triopetra consists of two beaches, which are separated by a small peninsula. At the edge of the peninsula, in the sea, three majestic rocks rise. Triopetra is named after these rocks, since it means “Three Rocks”.
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