West Crete beaches



Stalos beach
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Stalos is located 7km west of Chania, between Kalamaki and Agia Marina. Stalos is well developed and attracts a large number of visitors each summer. Kato Stalos, which is the coastal part of the wider area called Stalos, has a fantastic sandy beach. The beach is very well organized and provides any required touristic services. Therefire, the beach is awarded every year with blue flag.

Pano Stalos, located 150m souther, is a beautiful traditional village, surrounded by green hills and amazing formations of rocks.

Stalos is 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, Stalos got its name afterTalos, the bronze giant that circled the island three times per day and protected it from the enemies. It was believed that Talos had his base in Stalos. However, it is more possible to have been taken after the Greek verb stalizo, a verb 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.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture, West Crete, North Crete, Chania city area (Kydonia)
  • Sea water color: Blue
  • Sand type: Sand
  • Depth: Shallow
  • Sea surface: Usually wavy
  • Crowds: Normal
  • Facilities: Accommodation options nearby, Food / water nearby, Umbrellas / beds, Sports, Lifeguard, Showers, Blue Flag
  • Accessibility: Bus services, Paved road
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