Stalos and Kato Stalos. Stalos is a traditional village on Crete situated up in the hills and nine kilometers southwest of Chania city. Stalos, which is called Pano Stalos, is a picturesque village with several good tavernas (Leventhi and Marovigli). The houses are built in Cretan style and are very nice to see. You will be able to taste the delicious Cretan meat dishes and specialties here. In Stalos live about 350 inhabitants. Kato Stalos where the beach is, is located 8 kilometers west of Chania city, It is 1.5 km north of the village Stalos and is much more touristy than Pano Stalos, due mainly to the beautiful sandy beach on the Bay of Chania. The beach is quite nice, with many tavernas, restaurants, shops and supermarkets etc. You will find holidaymakers here from all over Europe. There is also a good bus service to Chania city, Especially on weekends the locals from town come to take a dip here and so it can become very crowded. Kato Stalos, which is near Platanias and between the popular areas of Agia Marina and Kato Daratso, has a beautiful wide sandy beach. On the beach, the Blue Flag has been awarded and sunbeds and umbrellas are for rent. One can also try water sports here and in the vicinity there are many hotels and apartments.
Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee