The beaches at Tertsa

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Between this beach at the west and Tertsa to the east lies that of Vourdolakos.


This is an attractive and long beach, situated in the area called Chlia.

Unknown to most, the beach has coarse sand and clear deep waters. There is no organization, and so no comforts like umbrellas and sunbeds, no rent-rooms and no tavernas.

It is thus perfect for quiet and relaxation, wonderful for those keen on underwater exploration and preferred by nudists.


Tertsa is a picturesque village with a beatiful and long beach. It has coarse sand and blue waters, as well as enough tamarisks to cast their shade over the holiday-makers

This picturesque village has a beach in front of it: not especially popular, and patronized chiefly by the locals.

It has coarse sand and blue waters, as well as enough tamarisks to cast their shade over the holiday-makers. In the village, in its green valley, you will find the basic amenities for hospitality. 

For those adventure-seekers and lovers of the ‘natural-life’ this is the best possible location.

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  • location Tertsa, Viannos, Heraklio
  • free camping Yes - in some areas
  • nudism Yes - in some areas
  • beach type Sandy, Thin Pebble
  • accommodation Yes - limited choices
  • dinning Yes - enough choices
  • other facilities

    A few sun beds and umbrellas at Tertsa.

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Distance: 91 km from Heraklion; 55 km from Agios Nikolaos.

On foot: Walk west from Tertsa (from the beach).


Distance: 91 km from Heraklion; 54 km from Agios Nikolaos.

By car/motorcycle: From Ano Viannos head southeast; turn onto the road to Loutraki and Tertsa. Alternatively, you can get to Tertsa by Ierapetra, by following the road to the west, passing through the seaside village of Myrtos. Located 14 km from Myrtos starts a dirt road that leads to Tertsa.

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