Crete tourist guide

The best Polish website dedicated to the Greek island Crete and to a small extent of continental Greece. You will find useful information related to visiting Crete that goes beyond the offer of optional tours. On the website you will also find descriptions of the most interesting places that we visited by visiting this largest Greek island. The content complements the current news, photographs and recipes of Greek cuisine.

Tripiti beach and gorge

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Tripiti panorama

The northern coast is in most cases places without surprises, described in most popular guides, annually explored (or simply occupied) by crowds of tourists coming from various corners of Europe (and the world). Of course, in no way does this diminish the charm of this region of Crete, you can still find there interesting and little-known places (such as the peninsula Rodopou located in the western part of Crete). However, if you want to feel the true climate of wild Crete, the best way will be a trip to the south of Crete. One of such places is Tripiti beach (Asterousia mountain range), about 70 km away from Heraklion.

Road to the Steno gorge

Mountain gravels

The last few kilometers travel to this beach is a gravel road led through the mountains or along the coast. In such conditions you will travel (depending on the chosen driving option) even about 10 kilometers. So before going to this beach, it is worth answering the question of whether you are ready to take the challenge of driving on such a difficult road. This is especially important if you go to Tripiti, a gravel road that starts in Vassiliki and leads through the small mountains of Asterousia. Below you can see a movie on which a journey through this section of gravel is recorded.

Amazing views and beautiful landscape that you can admire from the windows of the car largely compensate for the inconvenience of driving on this mountain route. A great impression is also made by driving alone along this road, which after a breakneck downhill with gravel curbs ends with passing through the Steno gorge. We do not hide that it was this gorge which was the main magnet that attracted us to Tripiti beach.


Steno Gorge

The entrance to this gorge creates a very strange mixture of feelings, in which admiration, fear, astonishment and a sense of danger fight with each other. In many places, the vertical rock walls are far from each other by a distance not much bigger than the width of the car. A narrow road on both sides is littered with fresh rock rubble, which fell off the walls. This view definitely does not encourage you to stop while going through the gorge.


Going to Tripiti from the village of Lendas you will not be crossing the Steno gorge. Nothing is lost to see this place, because the end of the ravine is right next to the beach. When leaving Tripiti, you can cross the gorge and then drive back to Lendas again.

No camping (not applicable to Greeks)

Tripiti is a small beach covered with a mixture of gray sand, gravel and stones. Despite the fact that the beach is unorganized and has a semi-natural appearance, one small tavern works here. The vast majority of people relaxing in this place are the local Cretans. This is evidenced by the fact that the vast majority of parked cars are pickups and off-road vehicles. A great surprise is the view of many caravans, campers and tents, which are in the vicinity of tablets strongly prohibiting camping and parking ... caravans. On the hill in the north-eastern part of the beach (Kalokambos), you can see small Minoan ruins.


How to get

Access to this place is possible in several ways, so you have to choose the road that will be most suitable for your location. When you reach Rethymnon or Heraklion head south, turn onto the national road number 97, which will lead you to the area of ​​Mires, Aga Deka. A dense network of local roads goes from these towns to the south. Based on local signs, depending on the variant you have chosen, you must go to Vassiliki or Lendas. In both locations, gravel roads begin, which will take you to the beach of Tripiti (Asterousia).

Access map to Tripiti beach

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Knossos

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Heraklion

Heraklion

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Margarites
Margarites

Margarites

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Heraklion - airport
Heraklion - airport

Heraklion - airport

International airport. Nikos Kazantzakis in Heraklion is currently the largest airport in Crete.

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Heraklion
Heraklion

Heraklion

Heraklion (Iraklion) is the largest city of Crete. With almost 140,000 inhabitants, it is the fourth largest Greek city.

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Moni Arkadiou
Moni Arkadiou

Moni Arkadiou

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Moni Arkadiou
Moni Arkadiou

Moni Arkadiou

The date of the foundation of Moni Arkadiou (Arkadi) is not exactly known. According to tradition, the name of this church refers to the name of the Emperor Arkadiusz, who supposedly was to be its founder.

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Rethymnon
Rethymnon

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Thrapsano
Thrapsano

Thrapsano

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Skinaria
Skinaria

Skinaria

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Skinaria
Skinaria

Skinaria

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Jaskinia Idi
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Tripiti
Tripiti

Tripiti

Tripiti is a small beach covered with a mixture of gray sand, gravel and stones. Despite the fact that the beach is unorganized and has a semi-natural appearance, one small tavern works here.

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Tripiti
Tripiti

Tripiti

Tripiti is a small beach covered with a mixture of gray sand, gravel and stones. Despite the fact that the beach is unorganized and has a semi-natural appearance, one small tavern works here.

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Tripiti
Tripiti

Tripiti

Tripiti is a small beach covered with a mixture of gray sand, gravel and stones. Despite the fact that the beach is unorganized and has a semi-natural appearance, one small tavern works here.

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Plakias
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Plakias

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Preveli monastery
Preveli monastery

Preveli monastery

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Preveli monastery
Preveli monastery

Preveli monastery

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Preveli monastery
Preveli monastery

Preveli monastery

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Gorge Kourtaliotiko
Gorge Kourtaliotiko

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Minoan Agia Triada
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Fajstos
Fajstos

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Melidoni Cave
Melidoni Cave

Melidoni Cave

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Koules Fortress
Koules Fortress

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Archeological museum
Archeological museum

Archeological museum

It is one of the most important and largest museums in Greece and one of the most important in Europe.

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Tylissos

Tylissos

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Damnoni
Damnoni

Damnoni

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Triopetra
Triopetra

Triopetra

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Agia Galini
Agia Galini

Agia Galini

gia Galini (Αγία Γαλήνη) jest jednym z najpopularniejszych nadmorskich kurortów na południowym wybrzeżu Krety.

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Skinakas Observatory
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Armeni
Armeni

Armeni

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Military Museum
Military Museum

Military Museum

The museum presents the dramatic history of Crete written over the last several hundred years.

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Argyroupolis
Argyroupolis

Argyroupolis

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Lentas
Lentas

Lentas

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Labyrinthaki and Labyrinthos
Labyrinthaki and Labyrinthos

Labyrinthaki and Labyrinthos

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Archeological Museum in Eleftherna
Estiatorio Chrisopigi
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Gortyna
Gortyna

Gortyna

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Psiloritis - Timios Stavros
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Rouvas Gorge
Rouvas Gorge

Rouvas Gorge

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Matala
Matala

Matala

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Monastery of Odigitrias
Monastery of Odigitrias

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Kali Limenes
Kali Limenes

Kali Limenes

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Vathipetro
Vathipetro

Vathipetro

In addition to the famous grand palaces on the island in the Minoan period, a number of smaller residences were created. One of the most important examples is the Vathipetro discovered about 5 km north of Archanes, on the southeastern slope of Mount Juchtas in the central part of Crete.

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 Ewelina Krysa
Ewelina Krysa
2016-09-25 19:22:03

na południowym - wschodzie jest też plaża Xerokombos, żeby dotrzeć do niej górami, serpentynami z Lerapetry trzeba mieć mocne nerwy, ale naprawdę warto

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 CRETE - Kreta
CRETE - Kreta
2016-09-25 20:03:15

Uwierz nam w porównaniu z tym 10-kilometrowym szutrem droga do Xerokambos to prawie autostrada ;-)

 Asia Kolodziej
Asia Kolodziej
2016-09-25 19:26:48

Piekne wodoki ala dla nas byly ale Jacek byl wybornym kierowca idzieki Jackowi tyle widzialysmy Dzieki

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