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Stalos beach

Location

The long and sandy beach of Stalos is 7km west of Chania town, extending for about 2km to its neighbouring Agia Marina beach.

Characteristics

Access By: Car/bus Blue Flag: Yes
Beach Type: Sand Depth: Shallow
Temperature: Normal/warm Organised: Yes
Natural Shade: Little Crowded: Normal*
Family-friendly: Yes Windy: Yes**

Facilities

Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, parking, cafés, snack, beach bars, restaurants, water sports, accommodation, All Inclusive Hotels, pharmacies, doctors, ATM cashpoint machines, super markets, shops, Car rentals.

Notes

Legend has it that its name derives from Talos, a bronze giant that circled the island everyday to guard it from the enemies.
From the beach you can see the Thodorou islet, a preservation area of the Cretan wild goat.

*Due to its length, the beach never gets overcrowded.
**Like all beaches on the north west coast of Crete, it is affected by the winds which blow during July and August and are widely known as “meltemia”.
During these days attention is required, due to dangerous sea currents and large waves.

How to get to Stalos

Stalos beach is easily accessible from Chania town by frequent public buses from Chania or by rented cars and motorbikes.

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