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Stalos beach

About Stalos beach

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. Therefore, the beach is awarded every year with the 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 a 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 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 local shepherds stopped with their flocks so as to rest (or get stalled). Note that the English word stall has the same Greek origin.




FAQ about Stalos Beach

1. Are there any nearby attractions to visit while at Stalos Beach?
2. Is it safe to swim in the water at Stalos Beach?
3. What is the best time of year to visit Stalos Beach?
4. Are there any hiking trails or nature walks near Stalos Beach?
5. Can I rent beach equipment, such as chairs and umbrellas, at Stalos Beach?
6. Are there any restaurants or cafes located on or near Stalos Beach?
7. Is there a designated area for water sports at Stalos Beach?
8. Are there any restrictions on bringing pets to Stalos Beach?
9. Is there a fee for parking at Stalos Beach?
10. Are there any cultural or historical landmarks to visit near Stalos Beach?

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the beach?

The beach has sand.

How deep is the water at the beach?

The water at the beach is shallow.

What is the surface of the sea like at the beach?

The sea surface at the beach is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach has normal crowds.

What facilities are available at the beach?

The beach has accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, sports, lifeguard, showers, and a Blue Flag.

How can I access the beach?

The beach can be accessed by bus services and a paved road.

Is there any other information about the beach?

No, there is no other information available about the beach.

Beach facilities

  • Accommodation options
  • Food / water nearby
  • Umbrellas / beds
  • Sports
  • Lifeguard
  • Showers
  • Blue Flag


  • Normal

Water depths

  • Shallow

Beach sand type

  • Sand

Sea surface

  • Usually wavy

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Bus services

Other information

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