The town of Stalis is one of Crete’s most visited resorts. Popular with holidaymakers who want a relaxing beach holiday and the option of lively nightlife, the town mainly attracts visitors from Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands and Germany. Holidays in Stalis are ideal for those who like to explore their surroundings, as the resort’s central location makes it an excellent base from which to visit other areas of Crete.
Accommodation in Stalis comes in all shapes and sizes with traditional, basic Cretan studios and apartments available at very reasonable prices. While this basic accommodation might not exactly be luxurious, package holiday deals to these properties are generally very affordable. At the other end of the scale, the all-inclusive four and five-star hotels lining the coast offer private beaches, huge swimming pools and decadent surroundings.
Nights out in Stalis tend to start at one of the many tavernas in the town, where you have the option of sampling traditional Greek dishes such as moussaka, vine leaves and stifado, or plump for familiar British menu items. Stalis caters for all ages and many of the larger hotels have kids clubs and family entertainment evenings during peak season. For those who prefer to spend their evenings away from their accommodation, Stalis has plenty of lively bars and pubs, and even a few nightclubs. Holidaymakers in search of a more vibrant nightlife and a huge range of clubs can easily pop to the neighbouring resort of Malia, which caters mainly to a young crowd.
The long, golden sandy beach is one of the main draws of package holidays in Stalis and despite huge numbers of visitors and locals flocking to the seaside in the summer months, its size means it never feels too crowded. If you’re not staying in one of the seafront hotels with their own sections of beach, you can rent loungers and umbrellas from a number of bars and cafes dotted along the coast.