Heraklion airport to Stalis transfer
Stalis - Stalida Information Crete
Stalida (or Stalis) is a popular resort located on the north coast of Crete, approximately 30 kms from the city of Heraklion where the international airport and the port are located.
It is an excellent choice for those who want to spend their holiday by the beach, at a central location of the island that gives the opportunity to travel around.
Enjoying the sun and the sea is what you will enjoy the most while in Stalida. The beach is superb, long and covered with golden sand.
You can rent a sun umbrella and a deck chair or, if you are an active type, facilities to practice almost any water sport are available.
Even if you are a beginner, helpful instructors can assist you to try windsurfing, canoeing, water ski and many more activities.
There is a wide variety of accommodations, ranging from large hotel units to small independent apartments for rent. The hospitality and the very good service will make your stay easy and pleasant.
You should note that reservation for many of these accommodations can be arranged only through a travel agency.
The entire resort is very lively and offers numerous options to choose from when it comes to going out. Restaurants serving traditional dishes, cafeterias by the beach, beach bars and pubs are available for your entertainment.
If you are interested to experience an even more exciting nightlife, it is only a short ride away to Hersonissos and Malia, two of the neighbouring resorts that are quite famous for the never ending parties.
For those interested in shopping, there are many colourful, small shops selling souvenirs, clothes, local products and items created by local craftsmen.
For a greater variety, you can always go to Heraklion where you can find almost anything in the buzzing with life market.
If you decide to go to Heraklion, there are many more things you can do apart from shopping. The Archaeological Museum is one of the best organized and the Minoan Knossos Palace is famous worldwide.
Moreover, when walking in the city, you can admire quite a few buildings and monuments of the Venetian era.
A few suggestions for additional trips in the wider area are the following: the neighbouring resort of Malia where you can also visit the Minoan Palace, the traditional villages of Mohos and Krasi, the Lasithi Plateau with its scenic landscape, the city of Agios Nikolaos famous for the picturesque lake, the cosmopolitan resort of Elounda that is popular among millionaires, the Monastery of Panagia Kera with the magnificent wall paintings.
To sum up, Stalida is an excellent choice for families wishing to enjoy the beach and the available attractions and take advantage of its strategic location that gives the opportunity to visit many places in the wider area.