Stalis Beach
Stalis Beach
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  • Jake A
    Grantham, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Stalis Beach
    I was nothing short of amazed by this beach I stumbled across whilst staying in the nearby beach of Hersonissos. After our first night in Hersonissos I noticed the beaches were quite rocky and not very big at all. After a quick google search of local beaches I found this and it didn’t disappoint. Golden sand, perfect clear water for as far as you could see and many activities for children and adults to do if they so wish. €3.50 a sunbed with an umbrella all day was a lot cheaper than I anticipated and the nearby bakeries and shops made it a cheap day all in all by the time we’d got food and drinks for the day. A taxi rank was right near the beach aswell so made commuting back to our hotel easy aswell. Would definitely come back here and am planning to do so in the future.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 6, 2023
  • M H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great dj entertainment
    Great entertainment , one of the best is the disco dj night, yesterday was an unbelievable party, best night by far, as long as we stayed. You can see happy people dancing around, such a nice feeling. Great dj knows how to make the people dancing. Amazing beach front hotel, nice lounge areas.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 24, 2023
  • honeybee168
    28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely sandy beach
    Its a great beach, very long and good to walk at the edge of the sea. Plenty of sunbeds and shades, vary in price most are around 8 euros for 2 beds and a shade, some are free at the end towards Malia. The sea can be a bit rough when it's windy, but fun to play in the waves - beware of the lifeguard flags as the red goes up when the waves are strong. Lovely and warm due to the shallow shore, you can walk out quite a way. Some interesting rocks, but be careful, they're very sharp! Good sand for the little ones, plenty of sand castle time.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 24, 2023
  • 81margaret
    Pontefract, United Kingdom1,842 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sandy
    Great sandy beach. Several life guards. You have to walk quite a long way in before water gets deep. Lots of sun loungers and plenty of taverna's. Great safe beach
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
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Munich, Germany2,972 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples

Honestly I am not delighted not only with the beach, but also with Crete. I imagined a more comfortable holiday, at least like in Chalkidiki, where we were taken by transfer to the beach club, here we had to walk almost 2 kilometers to the beach and, accordingly, the same distance back, only because there was an unequipped rocky beach closer to the hotel. This 5 km long beach was completely sandy and equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas, but that was where its advantages ended. If in Halkidiki it was enough for us to buy 2 drinks and for the same money we were provided with all types of sunbeds for every taste and an umbrella, then here we pay separately for sunbeds, and drinks separately. We “landed” on the first section of the beach we came across, but I don’t think it would have been better anywhere, maybe the equipment would have looked a little more attractive, but it would have also cost more.
The first drawback of the beach is the huge waves. I had the impression that we were somewhere in Tenerife, on the ocean, the sea was so restless every day, only one day out of all there was a calm sea, when I took the photo, all the other days the wave washed over from head to toe, swimming you can’t name it, it’s dangerous that you can choke on sea waterand not really take a dip or swim, a constant struggle with the waves.
The second drawback was the constant wind, which blew away the beach towels, which had to be weighed down with stones so that they did not fly away. Those who spent more time here bought special huge clothespins for towels.
The third and very important drawback is that on the beach there is no semblance of a shower or a device to wash your feet from the sand, which usually belongs to the normal European service.
In addition, the sun was burning, everyone was “sunbathing”, mostly under umbrellas, fortunately they were made of translucent mesh, I almost didn’t get tanned. The composition of sea water also leaves much to be desired; the water with these “breaking” waves is so saturated with minerals that it is not easy for an allergy sufferer to tolerate it.
The positive aspects include the fact that the owner of our section of the beach, a rather kind person, took good care of the equipment, everything worked, he also removed the garbage with a special device, it was clean and, if desired, you could order food and drink, some of People which lay under the whole day with umbrellas,they ordered food , he brought it, put the food on the table under the umbrella, the food looked nice. I tried to get Frappe coffee from him, like in Halkidiki, he brought it, I didn’t like it, the cup was small, not a glass for Long Drinks, like in Halkidiki, and no one gives you a bottle of water, like there.
My conclusion is this: despite the obvious efforts on the part of the owner of the beach, I would hardly come back again; for me, such a vacation is a too extreme.
Written October 13, 2023
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,951 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
During our trip along the north coast of the island we saw many beaches and most of them were pebbles.

Not this one. It is a lovely traditional soft sand Beach and has a lot going for it. We spent some long days down there and really enjoyed ourselves.

Son loungers with a parasol are available for rent at €5 for a complete set with table. These are usually attached to a restaurantAnd they allow you to use their facilities while also offering beach service.

There are lots of shops nearby should you need any provisions and it is only metres from the town Main Street. The sea is quite calm and it seems safe for swimming.
Written June 28, 2021
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Bo G
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The sandy beach is about 2 km long, with multiple bars offering sunbeds - either for a fee or in exchange for consumption of drinks/food. There are a couple of lifeguard posts, as well as activity centers offering parasailing, water jets, banana/couch rides, etc. There's a patch of endemic Cretan palms in the eastern part of the beach.
Written June 8, 2022
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Jake A
Grantham, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I was nothing short of amazed by this beach I stumbled across whilst staying in the nearby beach of Hersonissos. After our first night in Hersonissos I noticed the beaches were quite rocky and not very big at all. After a quick google search of local beaches I found this and it didn’t disappoint. Golden sand, perfect clear water for as far as you could see and many activities for children and adults to do if they so wish. €3.50 a sunbed with an umbrella all day was a lot cheaper than I anticipated and the nearby bakeries and shops made it a cheap day all in all by the time we’d got food and drinks for the day. A taxi rank was right near the beach aswell so made commuting back to our hotel easy aswell. Would definitely come back here and am planning to do so in the future.
Written July 6, 2023
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honeybee168
Hull28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Its a great beach, very long and good to walk at the edge of the sea.
Plenty of sunbeds and shades, vary in price most are around 8 euros for 2 beds and a shade, some are free at the end towards Malia.
The sea can be a bit rough when it's windy, but fun to play in the waves - beware of the lifeguard flags as the red goes up when the waves are strong.
Lovely and warm due to the shallow shore, you can walk out quite a way.
Some interesting rocks, but be careful, they're very sharp!
Good sand for the little ones, plenty of sand castle time.
Written September 24, 2023
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David L
Truro, UK23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Stalis has several beached,seperated by small rocky outcrops. The town beaches are always busy,chairs and umbrellas at various prices,dependant on the bars/tavernas adjacent. Some gave free chairs if you used the bar/taverna. For me the best beach was towards Malia,in the Ikarus resort hotel. Chairs go first choice to residents,but you can get one if you want. I found a clear area at the end of the beach with no chairs and just laid on the sand. The water is clean and shallow on all the beaches here,but there can be a bit of undertow on the Eastern beach.
Written October 1, 2022
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M H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Great entertainment , one of the best is the disco dj night, yesterday was an unbelievable party, best night by far, as long as we stayed. You can see happy people dancing around, such a nice feeling. Great dj knows how to make the people dancing. Amazing beach front hotel, nice lounge areas.
Written July 24, 2023
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81margaret
Pontefract, UK1,842 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Great sandy beach. Several life guards. You have to walk quite a long way in before water gets deep. Lots of sun loungers and plenty of taverna's. Great safe beach
Written September 25, 2023
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Carey M
Tynemouth, UK80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Husband and I were staying at the I resort hotel right on the beach it was beautiful, we done parasailing with Skyridewatersports and it was the best never thought I would do this I’m 51 with a bad back and dodgy knees but would love to do it again. They take you out to the boat on the back of a jet ski it’s easier than it sounds to get on and off the boat that was the bit I was worried about. We then got harnessed up and up we went it was fabulous. Professional friendly staff I recommend everyone tries it. Find them on Facebook or instagram
Written September 22, 2022
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sim_surv75
Southwell, UK105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Fab beach ranging from flat calm to waves good enough for an evening surf. Vigilant and friendly lifeguards on duty - great for small kids. Water really clean and warm.
Written August 25, 2020
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