Akrotiri (the “Cape”) is the name for the peninsula that lies to the north east of the city of Chania. Located here are the tombs of Eleftherios and Sofoklis Venizelos, instrumental in the union of Crete with Greece, the airport of Chania and the port of Souda.

Akrotiri is a place for nature lovers, with interesting walks and hiking paths through unspoilt gorges with amazing diversity and natural beauty.  There are also water sports, children’s playgrounds, and a horse riding centre.
Its dry climate, combined with the sea breeze, forms an ideal environment, not only for people, but also for the farm produce, which is renowned for its high quality and taste.

With picturesque, Blue Flag, sandy beaches of Kalathas, Tersanas and Stavros, made famous in the Anthony Quinn film ‘Zorba the Greek’, centuries-old monasteries and churches, impressive caves of both geological and archaeological interest, and historical monuments, Akrotiri attracts many visitors every year, who enjoy Cretan hospitality and nature at its best. The majority of the area is flat, except for the eastern side, which is rocky with a rugged hill range, pierced by gorges that end in the sea in scenic rocky coves.  In these hills, you will find numerous caves, with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. Archaeological findings show that these caves were used as places of worship as well as a refuge from the invasions of pirates.

Other places to visit on Akrotiri include the Agia Triada Monastery with its Venetian facade, Gouvernetou Monastery, where, in 1821, the Turks massacred the monks and burned books and icons, and the Katholiko Monastery, Crete's first monastery, founded by St John the Hermit in the 11th century, set in a narrow ravine spanned by a bridge. In the nearby cave the stalagmite near the entrance is said to be Artemis transformed into a bear.

Stavros is sited at the end of the Akrotiri peninsula looking north. The sandy beaches and beautiful cove has been featured in the film, Zorba the Greek.  This is where Zorbas danced his dance. Stavros is 10 minutes from Chania airport and 20 minutes from Chania.

Tersanas is a small village on the coast of the peninsula which is situated around Tersanas Bay, offering wonderful views over the Bay of Chania.  The beach is ideal for families and has a snack bar, which is open early morning until late evening. It is a peaceful, quiet area and a haven for wild birds and turtles, making it an ideal spot for bird watching or just relaxing and enjoying the views.  Horse riding is also available in Tersanas.

Properties for sale in Akrotiri

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Aris Villa (2 bedroom) Property for sale in Crete
A wonderful property for sale close to the superb beaches of Akrotiri - Stavros, Tersanas & Kalithea. A 67m2 detached bungalow in Horafakia, Akrotiri, Chania, on its own 402m2 private plot which includes a secluded back garden. Brand new, with open plan kitchen and living area, two double bedrooms, large bathroom and separate storage cupboard. Decorated throughout in neutral shades. The kitchen is fitted with ash blond cupboards and wall cupboards, extra shelving and single drainer sink. The ...
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Chorafakia Panorama Villas  - 3 bedroom
Chorafakia Panorama Villas are situated in the charming village of Chorafakia on the Akrotiri Peninsula of Chania in Western Crete. There are many farms in the area where fresh produce can be purchased and an air of tranquility prevails. The monastery of Agia Triada is located close by and produces some of the best olive oils and wines in the region. Before reaching Chorafakia is the town of Kounoupediana offering all modern amenities. Just a short drive away one can find the village and beach o ...
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Etrusca Luxury Villa - 4 bedrooms
An outstanding ready built, 4-bedroom villa is set on a private plot of 2,000sqm, near the village of Tersanas, on the Akrotiri peninsula, close to Chania, Crete. Located next to the sea, it features a large private swimming pool, fully landscaped gardens and has direct access to a virtually unknown and consequently very private small sandy beach. The wide open views over the sea are breathtaking with colorful sunsets and the majestic White Mountains providing a spectacular backdrop to the south ...
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Tersanas Villa  - 3 bedroom
* Modern, 98sqm home on 2 levels * Full structural insulation * Breathtaking and panoramic sea views * Three double bedrooms * Fitted kitchen with electrical appliances * Energy efficient electrical under floor heating and air conditioning * Double glazed aluminium windows with shutters and fly screens * Shared 95 sqm swimming pool with special child safe area * Private off-road parking * Walking distance to beach This newly built 3 bedroom home with amazing sea views across ...
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The Palms - 2 bed houses & apartments
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Rentals available in Akrotiri

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Alma Villas (Sleeps 2-6)
Alma's Villas is luxury complex of eight villas, each with a private garden and patio area with a swimming pool. There is a choice of either fresh or sea water in the private pools. Imagine yourself lounging in theshaded area by the pool orrelaxing inthe hammock drinking in the sea views. The villas each have 2 - 3 bedrooms, one bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and a shower room. The lounge is comfortably furnished with stunning views of the pool and sea. The open fireplace can be used for evenings i ...
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Horafakia Villa (Sleeps 4) Long term rental in Cre
Two bedroom, two bathroom terraced villa with a shared pool in Horafakia Village available for long term rental. This villa is fully furnished and is in walking distance of the local taverna and grocery shop. Horafakia enjoys the enviable position of being ideally place for easy access to the beautiful beaches of Kalathas, Tersanas and Stavros, as well has being only a 20 min. drive from the Town of Chania. The Monasteries of Agia Triada are also a short drive away. • 2 bed room - 1 dou ...
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