The trail from the mountain village of Spili towards to the south coast to the bays of Agia Fotini, Triopetra and Agios Pavlos offers
a overview of the south coast of Crete and its secret and romantic beaches . These bays are not officially nudist beaches, but many use the solitude to do nudism. Triopetra is located on the southwest coast of Crete about 52 km south of Rethymnon-city and 13 km of Mount Siderotas. The place belonged and still belongs to the mountain people of Akoumia. The mountain dwellers used to build small huts there on the coast to have a place to stay during the olive harvest. Today most of the land is still owned by Akoumia residents, so most of the hotel owners come from the same village.
Triopetra can be reached by car via a paved road.
The long beach of Triopetra is called Akoumia Beach. Triopetra consists of two beaches that are separated by a small peninsula. On the edge of the peninsula are the three rocks rise from the sea which the place Triopetra has been named after. Both beaches are separated from each other by the small river / stream "Akoumianos". This river separates the Triopetra area from the magical beach of Agios Pavlos Sandhills on Cape Melissa. The first beach is called Small Triopetra and is located in a closed sandy and rocky bay. On the beach there are a few tavernas renting parasols and loungers. On the southeastern part of the beach is the small port called Stomio (mouth), named after the "mouth" of the Akoumianos River.
This excursion can be done as a day trip from the west coast / northwest coast or East Coast and comes with an insight into the untouched south coast of Crete. A rugged landscape with breathtaking views.
Why not explore the south of Crete on a roundtrip with our self drive tour "Southern Crete". Ideally placed escapes overlooking the bays in the south of Crete as reasonably priced as possible. Or send us an email request for an individual offer:firstname.lastname@example.org.