Apanemia Taverna, Triopetra South West Crete, one of the most unspoiled parts of Europe
Apanemia Taverna is on the eastern and smaller of the two beaches at Triopetra or locally known as Akoumia beaches.
The taverna is run by Stelios and Georgia, with the help of Stelios's family, a second Taverna and a Yoga centre a few hundred yards away are the only other developments on this isolated and rugged bay in Southern Crete.
The small village of Agios Pavlos is a mile to the east and the lively port of Agia Galini is about 35 minutes drive away.
The beach is coarse sand and gently slopes down into the warm Libyan Sea. The beach is sheltered by the Triopetra rocks, and is wonderful for swimming snorkelling and fishing
The tavern has 5 double rooms, with twin or double beds. There is a toilet and shower room ensuite.
Each room has air-conditioning, and also mosquito screens
There is also a fridge, TV and coffee making facilities.
Each room has a balcony looking out over the sea to the islands of Paxamidia and Gavdos (the most southerly part of Europe)
Prices for rooms start at Euro 35 per room per night and are open from early May till the end of October.
The taverna serves traditional Greek food prepared by Georgia and Stelios's mother. The food is second to none in Crete. The menu is comprehensive and very reasonably priced, serving food all day and evening. This is an ideal place for reading on the beach or in the taverna, but is also superb for walking or talking long into the night.
To get to Triopetra come from either Heraklion or Hania to Rethymno, then from Rethymno bypass take the road south towards Timbaki and Spili. You pass through Spili and then come to Akoumia, where you take a right turn signposted (not very obviously) to Triopetra through the rather narrow streets of Akoumia. After about 12 Kilometers take a sharp left turn which is signposted to Apanemia Taverna; it is also signed to Pavlos Taverna and the Yoga centre. After another couple of kilometres turn right at the T junction which takes you straight to Apanemia. Public transport would get you to Akoumia but after that it would be a Taxi.
For Sat Nav
N35 deg 06' 59.22
E 024 deg 33' 08.78
Phone Stelios who has good English on (+30)6972122186
or ( low season) Email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to Email me with any language corrections! David