Stalos (Kato Stalos) lies on the north coast of Chania in Crete, Greece, an area popular with international tourists due to its sensational coastline. Located on a wonderful stretch of beach and with a great range of facilities, holiday rental villas in Stalos, Crete, are always in high demand, and upon your arrival, you will instantly see why.
The atmospheric maze of streets in Stalos have a distinct Venetian flavour, and are filled with numerous little restaurants, bars and cafes, which spill out into the narrow streets, providing a vibrant, constantly changing atmosphere. The palm thatched beach bars are a wonderful place to relax with a drink, and for those that wish to escape for a little while, the old village of Upper Stalos, which nestles among olive groves and vineyards, is a perfect place to sit and watch the world very, very slowly drifting by.
Most people take self catering Stalos accommodation for the beaches though. The long, sandy beach at Stalos is an absolute delight, sweeping around the coastline as far as the eye can see, and covered in wonderfully soft, golden sand. Having been awarded the European Blue Flag for cleanliness and safety for many years, the beach is perfectly suited for families, as well as those who simply wish to spend a week lazing in the sun with the sand between their toes and the smell of fine Cretan cuisine, especially fish, filling the air from the many sensational seaside restaurants that have sprung up in Stalos. Active visitors can also try scuba diving, paragliding, sailing or speed boat driving from a holiday rental in Stalos,
The olive grove strewn hills that provide the backdrop to a Stalos villa are ideal for excursions on foot, by bicycle or on horse back. There are a great range of marked trails to investigate, leading from the beach in Stalos, up past the ancient village and away into the mountains. Walking is exceedingly popular, allowing you to loose yourself among the finest of Cretan scenery, as well as affording sensational views out over the Mediterranean.
The incredible town of Chania is just a few short miles from a holiday rental property in Stalos. There are regular bus services running between the two, and the amazing number of historic, cultural and natural attractions of Chania should easily be enough to tempt you away from the beach in Stalos. The Venetian Harbour is particularly spectacular, and there are more top class traditional restaurants than you could possibly try in a single Stalos holiday.
A holiday rental property in Stalos is just 8km from Chania International Airport (CHQ). There are a surprising number of inbound flights from the UK arriving into Chania each day, largely provided by Thomas Cook Airlines, ThomsonFly and First Choice Airways. There is no need to take a hire car unless you want to wish to explore the whole region, as there are regular busses running from Chania to Stalos throughout the year.