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Tersanas beach


The beach of Tersanas (i.e. shipyard) is located 13km nort east of Chania town, on the west side of Akrotiri cape.


Access By: Car/bus & foot Offroad:Yes
Beach Type: Sand Depth: Shallow
Temperature: Normal Organised: Yes
Natural Shade: Yes Crowded: Normal/busy
Windy: Yes Family-friendly: Yes


Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, water sports, parking, cafe, snack, restaurant, accommodation, mini markets, souvenir shops, pharmacies.


Tersanas is a tiny, sandy beach with shallow waters, very popular with local families and can get overcrowded at weekends.

How to get to Tersanas

Tersanas is accessible by private cars and motorbikes.
There are daily buses from Chania to Chorafakia village from where you can walk to the beach.

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