Pure Cretan countryside
Alianthos Suites is located in 8 acres of land, just 70 meters away from the beach of Tersanas. Tersanas is a natural cove of Akrotiri, 13 kilometers away from Chania towards the North-East. The name derives from the Turkish word “tersane” meaning shipyard, which there was once indeed.( υπαρχουν ακόμη κάποια κομμάτια του ναυπηγείου) Today Tersanas beach is a relatively quiet away from heavy tourism, mostly popular to local families, thanks to its shallow, sandy waters. It is an organized beach with umbrellas, sun loungers, a snack bar and showers.
The wider area of Akrotiri is full of alluring beaches which satisfy all tastes. From secluded and wild such as Seitan Liman, to those preferred by nudists such as Maxairida, to family oriented such as Kalathas, to iconic such as Stavros beach and to the most popular ones such as Loutraki and Marathi that gaze towards the White Mountains.
Monasteries & Convents
During the Venetian era, monastic life flourished leaving us with a rich Venetian, architectural testimony of how life was behind the walls of monasteries and convents. Akrotiri hosts some the most impressive monasteries and convents of the entire prefecture, such as the Agia Triada Tsagkarolon Monastery, Gouverneto Monastery or Lady of Angels, Convent of St John Prodromos in Korakies and St.John Monastery in Pazinos village. They are open to public and definitely worth a visit even for young children.
Trekking – Cycling
Discover the area and enjoy the true beauty and relaxing qualities that only a walk in nature can offer. Either on foot or with a bicycle, there are countless routes to choose from and immerse into the Cretan countryside. Inhale the wild aromatic herbs, pick indigenous wild flowers, interact with the locals and experience the authentic Cretan life.
• Chania city – 27’, 13.2km
• International Airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis – 13’, 7km
• Souda Port – 26’, 16km
• Kounoupidiana – 12’ , 6.3km
• Kalathas Beach – 7’, 3,2km
• Agia Triada Monastery – 13’, 6,4km