Visitors in Stalos beach can enjoy its picturesque and relaxed environment during the day as well as the nightlife of the close villages, especially Platanias and Agia Marina. Regarding the daytime activities, sports are quite popular on this beach and it is possible to practice beach volley, beach tennis and water-cycling. Enjoying the views of the Agioi Theodoroi islet is also advised.
Stalos Beach – Crete Holidays
This beach is located 7km west of Chania, between Kalamaki and Agia Marina. Like the wider area, well developed and attracts a large number of visitors each summer.
Kato Stalos, which is the coastal part of Stalos, has a fantastic sandy beach. The beach is very well organized and is providing all the possible touristic services. For this reason, the beach is awarded every year with blue flag.
Pano Stalos, located 150m souther, is a beautiful village, surrounded by green hills and amazing formations of rocks.
An ideal place to stay for holiday. It is close to the city of Chania and offers all necessary services to its visitors. There are also regular bus services to the city of Chania.
According to one Cretan legend, beach got its name from Talos, the bronze giant that circled the island three times per day and protected it from the enemies. It was believed that Talos had his home in Stalos. However, it is more possible to have been taken after the Greek verb stalizo, that means stop for resting. Here, the locals shepherds stopped with their flocks so as to rest or get stalled. Note that the English word stall has the same Greek origin.