Gavdos beaches



Tripiti beach in Gavdos
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The beach of Tripiti is located at position Aliki, 7km south of Karave harbor 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 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.

Access to 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 and at almost all points you will have panoramic sea views. Moreover, during the course you will meet some derelict stone farmhouses built at 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. 

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • 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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