Tersanas village in Akrotiri peninsula
There is a little village on the Akrotiri peninsula in NW Crete just 12 km east of the old Cretan capital of Chania. This picturesque village is about 20 minutes driving from Chania main city.
The beach is quite popular among local and foreign visitors. The size is small and especially on weekends, is crowded enough. On the beach, there is a canteen where you can have your coffee, drink or refreshment. or even something to eat. Near the beach of Tersanas there is Machairida, a secluded small beach which attracts nudists.
The Sunset Taverna is a must if you're looking to taste local recipes. It is a popular eating place on the Akrotiri with both holiday makers and local residents for it is here that traditional Cretan dishes are prepared freshly each day by Maria to her own family recipes using local produce. There is a wide selection of dishes to choose from for both meat eaters and vegetarians.
Tersanas beach with its little pink snack bar is about ten minutes' walk down the hill. It is sandy, safe and clean. Also within easy traveling distance are Blue beach. Stavros and Kalathas beaches. A few minutes' walk away is the little village of Horafakia with two more tavernas, a small supermarket from which to purchase all the essentials, a bakery and a garage. Here you can catch the local bus that makes a round trip between Chania and Stavros.