|Beaches - a little bit further|
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A little bit further, but also worth a visit if you have your own car and some more time, are the following beaches.
Agia Galini - (about 20km)
Akoumia / Triopetra Beach
Triopetra has a long sandy beach, with some rocky parts. If you look back, standing on the beach, you'll find a small white chapel on a hill. If you follow the ascending path in this direction you'll reach another beautiful beach before cape Melissa and Agios Pavlos. The 3 rocks in the water, that have given the name to the small village of Triopetra separate Triopetra from Akoumia beach.
Agios Pavlos - (about 42km)
Agios Pavlos is a small village, about 27km southeast of Spili on the main road from Timbaki to Rethymnon. Just before Nea Krya Vrysi you turn south onto a 13km serpentine road, pass through Saktouria and reach the bay of Agios Pavlos. This bay is also frequented by tour boats from Agia Galini, if you don't have your own rental car, and has a beautiful beach with a high sand dune to the west of the village.
On the Cape Melissa – also named "the crocodile" because of its look - in western direction from Agios Pavlos you find rocks in a folding formation with many different beautiful coloured rock beds, showing a waving striped pattern.
(Please don't forget to bring your own fresh water!)
Kali Limenes and Lendas - (about 20-30km)