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A restful retreat in Crete

Before it was a seaside resort, Stalos was a rest stop for weary shepherds herding their flocks over the hillsides. And the vibe hasn’t changed much since then. A traditional Cretan village overlooking a curve of terracotta-coloured sand, Stalos holidays are the perfect choice for anyone just looking for a place to recharge.

The lovely beach has Blue Flag status and is well served by water-sports concessions, so you can explore the waves by doing body boarding and some low-key surfing on holidays to Stalos, as well as swim in the turquoise sea and relax on the sand. Above the beach lies the resort area with tavernas and hotels, while a little further inland is the charming original village, where you can wander the pretty streets and do the serious work of relaxing the way the weary shepherds used to.

Your Stalos questions, answered

Stalos has a sunny, Mediterranean climate, which means hot and dry summer months and mild winters with some rain. Spring and autumn bring moderate temperatures.

Stalos is one of the more popular resort areas and attracts plenty of European visitors each year. Staff in hotels and eateries are multilingual, so communication won’t be a problem.

Anyone in need of a proper recharge will have a great time in Stalos. It’s particularly popular with families and couples looking for a low-key break.

Best things to do in Stalos

Enjoy the beach

You’ll want to spend loads of time sunbathing and snoozing on the terracotta sands of Stalos Beach. Simply rent umbrellas and sunloungers, then set yourself up for a day of relaxation.

Head to Pano Stalos

Full of traditional Cretan charm, the village of Pano Stalos is 2 kilometres from the beach. It’s the perfect place for an afternoon stroll and a spot of souvenir shopping.

Catch the sunset

You can enjoy a fantastic sunset every evening. Catch it while sitting on the beach or sipping a glass of wine at one of the seaside tavernas.


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