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1. Tertsa beach December 19, 2010 19:48

Tertsa is a small village located 91km south of Iraklion and 54km southwest of Agios Nikolaos, between the village of Myrtos and Psari Forada. It is situated in a green valley, in which river Tsounas runs. In the small gorge formed by the river, you can find a spring with fresh water.

Tertsa are habited by a few people who originate mainly from the village of Sykologos, located 7.5km northern. Initially, the buildings of the settlement were used as depots for the carobs and citrus produced in the region. Today, the few residents still deal with agriculture, as the area is full with large greenhouses with bananas and open field cultivations of tomato, pepper, cucumber, etc.). Near the village is the Byzantine church of St. George.

In front of the village lies a quiet beach with coarse gray sand and beautiful crystal clear waters. The village is not well developed and still retains the unique Cretan authenticity. You will find only 2-3 taverns and very few rooms. The beach has no umbrellas, but there are some tamarisk trees in front on the settlement offeringnatural shade.
On the western edge of the beach, there is a great round rock. A second stunning beach, called Psaroharako, is formed beyond this rock, which is nicer and more secluded than this in front of the settlement. There is a short passable dirt road connecting this beach with the village.
Tertsa, fortunately, is not well known and is one of the last authentic places of Crete, which is definitely worth visiting. Here you'll discover how Crete was several decades ago.