Stalos is located 7km west of Chania, between Kalamaki and Agia Marina. It is an ideal place to stay for holiday. It is close to the city of Chania and offers all necessary services to its visitors.
The beach has been awarded a Blue Flag. Clear shallow waters make it perfect for families, and a line-up of taverns and bars stretch along the beach.
The part of the village bordering the coast is called Kato Stalos (down Stalos). One kilometer higher you find the original picturesque village, Pano Stalos (upper Stalos) which is located 150m above sea level and is the old part of the village. It offers a couple of good local taverns in a stunning natural environment.
In Kato Stalos there are many facilities such as supermarkets, taverns, shops, night life. On the beach you can rent sun beds and umbrellas, and a regular bus service secures the connections to and from Chania (there is a bus every 15 minutes during the summer season).
From the beach of Stalos you look out over the uninhabited islets Agii Theodori (Saint Theodore). According to legend a huge sea monster with its baby following behind threatened the inhabitants. As the two monsters approached, the women of the village fell to their knees and started praying to save the people and their village. Miraculously, the monsters were transformed into two masses of rock, two new islands, one large and one much smaller. The inhabitants named these islands Thodorou.
The large cave mouth among the rocks of the larger island is the maw of the attacking beast, making locals and visitors even today refer to Thodorou as "the beast"...
The island is uninhabited and the state declared Thodorou a National Park and banned any human presence and activity there. About 80 ibexes or Kri-Kri are now thought to live on the island, protected by a special guard.
Stalos is a perfect starting point for the exploration of western Crete, has easy access to the National Road, is a 15 minute drive to Chania and 35 minutes to Chania National Airport.