A tourist resort, very popular and crowded in summer, Stalida is situated at a distance of 3 kilometres at the West of Malia and at a distance of 33 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East. The town counts some 1000 permanent residents. Three local feasts ("panighyri") take place in the area: on the 26th of October in honour of Aghios Dimitrios, and on the 13th of November and 27th of January in honour of Aghios Ioannis (St. John). Accommodation of any kind and for all budgets is plenty; you may find hotels, rooms to let, studios and apartments. Food and drink is not a problem; taverns, restaurants and cafes are abundant, offering a wide range of tastes. There are also some bars and clubs for nightlife and amusement. Of course for more alternatives of amusement you can always pop up to the nearby Malia. Access from Heraklion is possible by public bus, taxi and rented and private car and mortorbikes. The beaches of the area are all beautiful, some of them sandy and suitable for swimming and others rocky and ideal for snorkelling.
Places near Stalis
Stalis beach: Stalis or Stalida holiday city is situated on the north coast of Crete, about 33 km east of Heraklion City. Stalis is between the well-known tourist resorts of Mallia and Hersonissos or Limenas Hersonissou. Stalis is ideal for family vacations and at the same time offers a good selection of bars and restaurants and the intense nightlife of Mallia at its doorstep.
Due to its central location, Stalis is also a good starting point for exploring the rest of the island. Stalis has its own long beach with fine sand and crystal-clear waters ideal for swimming, tanning and water sports.Stalis features a wide range of accommodations in all price categories; from large sea-side resort hotels with pools, entertainment programs and sports facilities to apartments and studios located on the hill with beautiful views over the bay.Thanks to the local building regulation, Stalis has been protected from anarchic building, so you can enjoy the great view from almost everywhere. The area is one of the oldest inhabited in Crete with a healthy climate and hospitable people.The surroundings are quite enchanting, combining the beach, the fertile plains and hills and the mountains south of the resort and offer spectacular dawns and sunsets. The mountain road leads to the picturesque hamlet of Krasi with its ancient plane-trees, rushing waters and springs. A natural resort, in which some of the greatest contemporary writers including Nikos Kazantzakis, once held symposia in the trunk of a 2000 year-old plane tree which still offers its cooling shade.For lovers of archaeology, the ancient site of Mallia is very nearby and certainly worth a visit.