Gavdos beaches



Tripiti beach
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The beach of Tripiti is located 7km south of Karave harbor and is the southernmost point of Gavdos and Europe. The eastern part of the beach is sandy, while the part close to the "tip" of Gavdos has large stones and pebbles.

The landscape in the southern beach of Europe has as 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 huge chair, on which you can climb and admire the vast Libyan Sea.

Tripiti is shaped at the exit of a dried river and next to the beach there is a salt lake which dries in summer. The salt pan hosts many birds migrating from Europe to Africa in winter.

Access to the beach

Beautiful Tripiti can be accessed only on foot (unless you have a boat of course) along the trail that starts from Korfos. The distance is 3.5km and the route crosses pine wooded areas and at almost all points you will have panoramic sea views. Moreover, during the course you will meet derelict stone farmhouses built at position 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. Apart from eating, you can also visit the small but very interesting folklore museum of the neighboring settlement Sgoudiana. The museum exhibits old objects of everyday life of Gavdians, while there is also a small collection of fossils that abound on the island.

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Additional Info

  • Prefecture: Chania
  • Sea water color: Deep blue, Blue
  • Sand type: Sand, Pebbles, Rocks in places
  • Depth: Normal
  • Sea surface: Usually calm
  • Crowds: Quiet
  • Other Information: Nudism friendly, Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing, Tree Shade, Rock shade
  • Accessibility: Boat, Walking
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