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Stalis or Stalida is one of the best tourist resorts in Crete, lies between Malia and Hersonissos on the north coast of Crete, Greece. Starting from Horizon hotel (west part of Stalis) to Cactus Royal hotel (east part of Stalis). It is a lovely resort, attracting tourists from many European countries. It has a long, sandy beach and a variety of bars and tavernas. Popular with families, it is only 30 km away from Nikos Kazantsakis airport in Heraklion. Quieter than Malia and Hersonissos, Stalis or Stalida has a more relaxed atmosphere and still has a big choise of bars, restaurants, hotels, appartments, carrentals and travel offices. The resort is popular with a mix of nationalities.

There are many restaurants and tavernas in Stalis, as well as tourist shops, travel agencies for daytrips, car and motorbike hire agencies and, of course, minimarkets.

Fantastic, Exotic, Romantic, The Best Tourist Resort In Crete

STALIS. “A gift of Gods to man” is a justifiable characterization of the modern tourist resort, Stalida.


History of stalis or Stalida
The biggest part of Stalis starting west, somewhere between Nana beach and
Horizon hotel and ending east to Cactus Royale, (former Sunny beach)
belonged to Mochos village which is located 9kms up the mountains to the south.
This part of empty land, no houses, no hotels just fields and beaches was called
Stalida Mochou which means Stalida of Mochos.
The part of Stalis eastern from where is now Aggelo hotel (former Sofocles hotel)
to about Kernos hotel was part of Malia village and was called stalida Malion
which means Stalida of Malia and there was nothing there but fields and beaches.
In the late 60’s the beach road Stalis to Malia constructed and the first historical hotels
of Crete were built and open for business, like Anthoussa hotel (now Aktia), Blue Sea hotel,
Alexander beach, Kernos beach, and later Cactus beach, Ikaros Village, Nana beach,
Horizon beach, Ariadne beach and many more smaller or bigger hotels, and Appartments
that could easily be over 100 today.
This  fantastic area from Nana beach hotel to Kernos beach hotel with 4,5kms of
beautiful beaches we call it Stalis Tourist Resort, and it is one of the best
holiday areas in Crete and Mediterranean.

Nestled between the bustling towns of Malia and Hersonissos, the charming village of Stalis beckons travelers with its peaceful and welcoming atmosphere. Just 30 kilometers east of Heraklion, this popular tourist resort is home to a wide array of hotels, restaurants, bars, and taverns, as well as convenient amenities like ATMs and pharmacies. The beating heart of Stalis can be found along its 5-kilometer coastal road, which is lined with a variety of shops and businesses. A leisurely afternoon stroll along the beach is a must, as this stretch of sandy shore boasts shallow waters, beach volleyball courts, showers, beach bars, and plenty of water sports to enjoy. The beach is also well-equipped with umbrellas and lifeguards, making it a safe and enjoyable place to soak up the sun. Nestled among the Cretan Date palms that line the beach, you'll find the ancient Byzantine Church of Agios Ioannis, dating back to 1600. This beautiful and historic building is just one of the many cultural attractions that Stalis has to offer. For those who enjoy hiking, the Bulgarian trail is a must-see. This scenic path ascends to the village of Mohos, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape along the way. The trail was named for the Bulgarian captives who built it during World War II, and it's a great way to explore the natural beauty of the area. Whether you're seeking relaxation on the beach, or an adventure in the great outdoors, Stalis has something for everyone. So why wait? Come and discover this charming village for yourself – you won't be disappointed.

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