Kato Stalos, the seaside area of the village of Stalos, has a fantastic sandy beach, perfectly organized offering all the necessary services for guests. For this reason, Kato Stalos is awarded with the Blue Flag Award every year.
The legend has it that, Stalos village was named after “Talos”, the giant who made the tour of Crete three times a day and protected it. It is said that mythical Talos had his home in the area of today’s Stalos. However, a second stronger view argues that Stalos took its name from Ottoman domination when the Ottoman landowners sent their sheep to the area, gathering them to rest under the shade of the trees of the area before transferring them to the neighboring Galatas for milking.
Stalos, a village located in the most convenient for the visitor area of Chania, offers countless possibilities: from road tripping to the most famous beaches of Crete and exploring the wild nature of Chania’s mountain villages with off-road drives to experiencing the famous Greek nightlife of Chania or just chilling on the sandy beach of Stalos and its exquisite transparent waters overlooking the Cretan Sea.
Hermes Beach is located just 7km away from the city center of Chania, 27km from the International Airport of Chania, “Ioannis Daskalogiannis” and 147km from “Nikos Kazantzakis” International Airport of Heraklion, offering easy access to Chania city center through the local buses.
Several stores, grocery shops, a local pharmacy, restaurants and traditional taverns are located within a 5 minute walk from the accommodation.
Travelers with a passion for adventure and discovering new places, may find family owned taverns and traditional cafes in the upper village of Stalos, where they will taste Cretan specialties produced with local grown vegetables and cooked with the finest olive oil. The upper village of Stalos is located in the mountain side of Stalos, within a 20 – minute walk from the beach side.