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Stalis - General Information

Stalis or more commonly called in Greek “Stalida” was once a small coastal town dependant on farming and agriculture, with some reliance on the fishing boats bring in the daily catch to the smaller Tavernas.  In the mid 70s when tourism started to come to the island of Crete the villagers saw an opportunity to market Crete to European holidaymaker's, especially the original Irish tourists and the once small village has grown into a fully fledged tourist resort catering for families and couples alike.

The beachfront has some amazing 4 and 5 star hotels, all overlooking the clear blue seas and clean sandy beaches.  The beaches are either private with each hotel or portioned off for each beach bar.  You can choose which beach bar and beach you like just by visiting the bar area and trying their drinks, cocktails and snacks.

Sunbeds are usually of the same price, although a point to note is that local competition to win you onto the beach can be quite strong, and the likes of Dwyer's Irish bar offers a snack, drink and sun bed for the sum of 6 euros.  An offer not to be sniffed at.

There is plenty to do in the wonderful resort of Stalis, with its wealth of shops including leather, fashion and jewellers.  You can enjoy a day on the beach of Stalis, or why not explore the smaller mountain towns of Mohos and Krassi which sit in the mountains behind Stalis and Malia.

Stalis Travel Guide

Stalis is on the North east coast of Crete between Malia and Hersonissos and is a relaxed resort popular with British holidaymaker's, European holidaymaker's from the Netherlands and Germany and very popular with Irish tourists, so you will find a wealth of Irish bars in Stalis.

The town of Stalis is situated on the main beach and most hotels, bars and restaurants run parallel to the beach.  You will find traditional restaurants, small welcoming bars and pubs as well as the odd small dancing club or two.

Stalis is an excellent base for your holiday to explore Crete being close to the mountains and beaches as well as just an hour away from Heraklion the capital city of Crete.

Beach near Stalis and Hersonissos Stalis beach - Crete Stalis from the beachfront Overview of Stalis from the Hersonissos Road

Stalis Surroundings

The good thing about Stalis is that its well placed if you want to explore more of Crete, its just a 5 minute drive away from the larger cosmopolitan town of Hersonissos, the stunning beauty of Elounda and Agios Nikolaos and just a 35 minute drive away from the capital city of Heraklion and Knossos Palace.  For those looking for quiet days but a more hectic nightlife then Stalis is ideal as it runs directly into the party resort of Malia.

If you want to get a better idea of Stalis then look through the
Stalis Nightlife Guide or the informative Stalis Daytime Guide, look through some of our tourist videos of Stalis and click on the pictures of Stalis for some amazing sights.

If your visiting the area of Stalis or Stalida then its worthwhile heading up into the mountains to visit the villages of
Krassi and Mohos and see the picturesque windmills on Lassithi Plateau.

If your thinking of booking a holiday to Stalis then try choosing from the highest rated hotels on the major review sites.  You will find hotels in Stalis to be mainly modern and family run and most people return to the same hotel year on year.

Krassi Village Lassithi Windmills Lassithi Plateau Mohos near Stalis Beach towards the end of Stalis Palm trees and Stalis Stalis Church in the square Views of Stalis beaches

Stalis family holidays

If your thinking of taking a family holiday to Stalis then you must pick your hotel with care, make sure it has nightly entertainment, child friendly pools and if possible a kids daily programme.

Within Stalis itself there isn't much for kids to do apart from head to the beach, the bars and pubs are very children friendly though and you can play pub quizzes and bingo in most English style bars.  This is ok for older children but for very young children they may become quite bored without good hotel entertainment.

Don’t be put off taking your family to Stalis, its a very friendly and relaxing resort, also there are activities in other resorts like Horse riding in Hersonissos, paint balling and football in Malia and plenty of fishing trips to take the kids on.

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Useful resort details

Useful resort details

Nearest Airport : Heraklion (HER)
ATM/Cash Machines: Yes
Post Office: Yes
Card/Coin Phones: Yes
Mini-Markets: Yes

The resort is best suited to:

Couples,  Families and Older Groups.

East of Crete

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