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Triopetra in southern Crete

Triopetra, about 50 kilometres south of Rethymno, is one of my paradises in Crete. The village and beach are just a few kilometres from one of my other favourite villages, Agios Pavlos. Maybe you agree with me that Triopetra is a paradise when you have been here, maybe not. It depends on how your relationship is to the words seclusion, stillness, silence and simplicity.


The sunset in Triopetra is magical. Crete.

The sunset in Triopetra is magical.



When I feel stressed at home in Sweden, I often think of Triopetra, how peaceful there is, and also of the relaxing atmosphere. One and all should be able to experience this incredible place. If doctors had the opportunity to prescribe a week in Triopetra to all stressed metropolitan residents, we might not have any burnt out people.


The beach in Triopetra in one direction. Crete.

The beach in Triopetra in one direction.


The neighbouring village of Agios Pavlos appears to be a big city in comparison to Triopetra. Here you can really talk about small-scale tourism. Imagine a long and wide sandy beach with a few sun beds along a gigantic sea, surrounded by beautiful mountains, and you have Triopetra in front of you. There are only a few tavernas and pensions. That such a divine place has remained unexploited is a mystery to me. A mystery I hope I will never experience as solved.

Triopetra beach in southern Crete.

Stranden i Triopetra, och klipporna som namngett stranden, åt andra hållet.



The name Triopetra comes from the three rocks that are visible at the end of the beach, towards Agios Pavlos. (Three is called trio in Greek, and petra means rock.) From the cliff above the rocks you have a stunning view of the beach and out over the Libyan Sea.

Here are some tourists during the day, but the beach is so long that there is always plenty of room if you want some privacy. The evenings are the best, they are not just the best, they are magical.

Taverna Girogiali inTriopetra in southern Crete.

Taverna Girogiali in Triopetra.


I hope you stay overnight in Triopetra, I promise you won't regret it. There is one pension on the beach itself, and also some hotels above the beach. Triopetra Notos Hotel is one of the best hotels.

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