The beach of Triopetra (meaning "Three stones", after the three rocks in the sea) is a long and wide sandy beach in the south of Crete, 52 km south of Rethymnon. On the east side of the beach there are some overhanging cliffs for those who love a little shade. There are also a few taverns right on the beach and you can rent sun beds and umbrellas. The main part of the beach is without facilities while at the edges of the main beach there is room for nudists. There is also a beautiful sandy beach on the other side of the hill which is mainly a nudist beach. Here the beach gradually turns into the beach of Agios Pavlos with its kilometers of sand. In between Triopetra beach and Agios Pavlos beach there are more small coves with sandy beaches, where you can be literaly on your own.