Holidays in
Stalis

A lively seaside resort in Crete

Home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, it’s no wonder Stalis is renowned for its seaside fun. Located at the eastern end of the island on the north coast, alongside several other resort areas, Stalis has developed from a small fishing village to a vibrant town. You’ll undoubtedly spend lots of time on the beach on Stalis holidays. A 6.5-kilometre stretch of soft golden sand winds all the way to the town of Malia, and it’s well organised, with plenty of sunloungers and umbrellas to hire. There are cafés, tavernas and places to rent boats from, too.

While you won’t find all-night beach clubs on holidays to Stalis, like you will in Malia, you can still have plenty of fun. In the evening, Stalis’s low-key bars and tavernas come to life, and you can have a go at traditional Cretan dancing – families and couples will love it. For the best Crete has to offer, look no further than Stalis.

Your Stalis questions, answered

If your hotel is set a way back from the beach then, yes – but don’t rent a vehicle that’s too big as there are some low underpasses in Stalis.

If you need a bank, you’ll have to head to nearby Hersonissos (9 kilometres) or Malia (3.3 kilometres). However, there are several cashpoints in Stalis and lots of places accept debit and credit cards.

You could forget to bring everything and be fine in Stalis, as there are mini markets and shops that sell all you need, from beach gear to everyday clothing.

Best things to do in Stalis

Walk the Bulgarian Path

Spend time hiking the steep Bulgarian Path, which was built by Bulgarian prisoners of war during World War I, from Stalis to the traditional village of Mohos. It will take around 2 hours.

Embrace beach life

Take a break from sunbathing to do some water sports. You’ll find a huge range of things to try in Stalis, everything from pedalos to snorkelling and jet-skiing.

Stroll the coast

On summer evenings, Stalis’s coastal road turns into a pedestrian-only zone, and it’s a great place to wander along as the sun is setting. Be sure to stop off at the Byzantine church of Agios Ioannis.