Trypiti (Asterousia)
Crete | Greece

1. Trypiti December 19, 2010 20:03

Tripiti (or Trypiti) is located 73km south of Heraklion and 12km east of Lendas, in a small plain at the exit of the gorge of Tripiti (not the homonym gorge of Sfakia area). The name is taken after the church of Panagia Tripiti, which is built inside a cave at the base of the canyon.

To get there there are two alternative routes, both on dirt tracks. The first route is through a rough dirt road that starts near Lendas harbor, 6km long, and heads eastern to Krotos village. On the 2nd kilometer of the dirt road, you will find a cross junction, where you should turn right. The road crosses the Cape Trafoulas and reaches Tripiti after much dust and car-trembling, but also views of the genuine wild Cretan countryside.