Tripiti is a stunning rocky beach located 5km east of Sougia and 68km south of Chania city. Accessible by boat or a three hour walk from Sougia, the beach is renowned for its vertical cliffs that provide natural shade. If you walk 500m east, you will come across the pebbly beach of Sendoni, which is used by beekeepers. It is believed to be the site of the ancient town Pikilasos with the protected natural harbor. Archaeologists have discovered inscriptions and tombs in the area, revealing the existence of a temple dedicated to Serapis. On the beach, there is a cistern with water, a goat pen and the picturesque church of Agios Nikolaos. If you are in the area on July 19, you can take part in the celebration of the Prophet Elijah, held on July 20. Pilgrims arrive by boat in the afternoon, spend the night in the chapel of Prophet Elijah, 400 meters above sea level, and leave the next day. On the peak of the same hill, there are the ruins of Fort Voukelasi.