Stalis has a natural beauty that combines the rugged mountains with the long sandy beach and the crystal clear waters. In Stalis visitors can find everything they possible need for their relaxing holidays in Crete. There are numerous shops, supermarkets, souvenir shops as well as restaurants and cafeterias that will make sure that guests enjoy their holidays.
When it comes to night life, Stalis is a wonderful place with many amenities and recreation choices. For those interested in gastronomic delicacies, there are many restaurants that offer both local and International dishes to satisfy even the most demanding visitor.
Stalis is known for its genuinely warm hospitality that make it the ideal summer destination. That is the reason why Stalis has a large amount of returning visitors.
The beach of Stalis is divided into two parts by a rocky coast. It is very well organized with umbrellas, showers, changing rooms and beach volley courts. For the more adventurous, there is the possibility to participate in water sports like jet skis and flying rings. What is more, near the beach of Stalis, visitors can enjoy their lunch and coffee or even visit one of the numerous beach bars.
Malia is one of the most famous touristic areas of Crete. It is a very busy area and ideal for those who like parties and an intense night life. Although in the past it used to be famous for its delicious potatoes that supplied the whole island of Crete, nowadays the potato fields are replaced by large tourist settlements. In Malia guests can find a variety of beaches, most of them are organized and sandy and attract many tourists every year.
Hersonissos is located between Anissaras and Stalis and is one of the most famous tourist resorts of Crete. Hersonissos offers a variety of beaches where visitors can enjoy the sun and the clear waters. It is ideal for those who like busy beaches and an intense night life. Apart from that, Hersonissos has two big water parks and is also very near to the CretAquarium, one of the most important aquariums in Europe.
Knossos is the most important archaeological site of Crete located just 5 km southeast of Heraklion. During the Minoan times, Knossos was the seat of the legendary King Minos and the main center of power in Crete. Nowadays Knossos is full of vines and olives while in the past it was covered in oaks and cypress trees. There are many organized tours from Stalis to Knossos.
Krasi is a village near Malia that is mostly known for its three plane trees. The most important tree is a plane tree located in the center of the square that is considered to be the oldest plane tree in the whole island of Crete. Apart from that, Krasi is a very traditional village with many taverns where guests can enjoy their lunch or dinner.
Mohos is a small traditional mountain village, located on the hills right above Stalis. The village is untouched by mass tourism and there guests can experience the traditional Cretan way of life. The main point of interest in the village is the church of Panayia with the impressive icons, murals and wall paintings.