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Tertsa beach

Beach description

Tertsa, a quaint village, is nestled 91km south of Iraklion and 54km southwest of Agios Nikolaos, positioned between Myrtos and Psari Forada. The village, situated in a lush valley carved by the Tsounas river, houses a fresh water spring within a small gorge formed by the river. The majority of the land in Tertsa is owned by settlers from the northern village of Sykologos, just 7.5km away. Originally, the structures in the settlement served as storage depots for carobs and citrus fruits harvested in the region. Presently, the handful of villagers continue their agricultural pursuits, their land teeming with greenhouses of bananas and fields of tomato, pepper, cucumber and more. The Byzantine church of St. George is a significant landmark near the village.

The village overlooks a tranquil beach adorned with rough grey sand. Despite its lack of development, Tertsa retains its traditional Cretan charm, with just a few taverns and rooms available. The settlement is shaded by several tamarisk trees. The beach extends westward to Vourdolakos bay, beyond the rock of Psaroharako. The beach beyond the rock, also named Psaroharako, is more secluded and beautiful than the one in front of the settlement.


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Most frequent asked questions

What activities can I do at Tertsa beach?

There are various activities you can do at Tertsa beach such as swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and fishing.

Is Tertsa beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Tertsa beach is suitable for families with children as the water is shallow and calm.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Tertsa beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Tertsa beach where you can enjoy local cuisine and drinks.

Can I camp at Tertsa beach?

No, camping is not allowed at Tertsa beach.

Is Tertsa beach accessible for people with disabilities?

Unfortunately, Tertsa beach is not accessible for people with disabilities as there are no special facilities available.

Are there any hiking trails near Tertsa beach?

Yes, there are several hiking trails near Tertsa beach where you can explore the beautiful nature of the area.

Can I rent equipment for water sports at Tertsa beach?

No, there are no equipment rental services available at Tertsa beach. However, you can bring your own equipment for water sports.

Is Tertsa beach a good spot for watching the sunset?

Yes, Tertsa beach is a great spot for watching the sunset as it offers a stunning view of the horizon.

What is the water colour of the Tertsa beach?

The water colour of the Tertsa beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Tertsa beach?

The Tertsa beach has fine pebbles.

What is the water depth of the Tertsa beach?

The water depth of the Tertsa beach is normal.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Tertsa beach?

The sea surface at the Tertsa beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd level at the Tertsa beach?

The Tertsa beach usually has a normal crowd level.

What facilities are available at the Tertsa beach?

The Tertsa beach has accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, and showers.

What is the access to the Tertsa beach like?

The Tertsa beach is accessible via a paved road.

What other information should I know about the Tertsa beach?

The Tertsa beach is ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing and has tree shade.

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