What to do in Stavros Beach

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What to do in Stavros Beach

When the time comes to decide for holidays, always the same questions appear. Where to go, How to go, what I must visit, which are the top things I must visit, what other things are near to visit and finally what to do there.

Is it better to rent a car and drive to this place, or is it better to book a trip to go. Which is the cheapest option, which is the best option. You would like to know everything about the place you visit.

Here you will find a brief travel guide and we try to cover all these questions. We cooperate only with local enterprises. With people that live on Crete and knows Crete, its customs, its traditions, its land.

They will be always by your side, before the trip, during the trip and after the trip.

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Insurance is also included in the price of the bus tours. The busses are air-conditioned, the pickups are from your hotel or at the nearest meeting point. Tourist guides are available in your language.

After the introduction, you can start to read the brief travel guide.

Where is located Stavros beach?

Stavros beach area is 25 minutes away from Chania International Airport 17 km northeast of Chania, and 35 minutes from the port of Souda, Crete, on the northern tip of Akrotiri. In the area there is a big steep mountain in the shape of a camel, standing opposite the port of the village. The mountain has become popular from the scenes of the 1964 film “Zorba the Greek“, where Anthony Quinn danced the famous sirtaki!

Stavros village has 2 beaches. The main beach is on the east of the village. It is a small semicircular lagoon, completely protected from the winds of the area. The bay has white sand and turquoise shallow waters. The shallow waters of this beach make it an ideal beach

for kids. The second beach is located northwest of the village, only 200 meters from the main beach. It is quieter than the main beach and if the weather allows it, its a great option.

Before you leave don’t forget to take a walk on the small peninsula that separates the two beaches, as it houses the ruins of the Venetian quarry from which the limestone was excavated for the construction of the walls of the city of Chania.

How can I get to Stavros beach?

The trip to Stavros beach can be done either by renting a car which is the best way to explore Crete many interesting villages and settlements, Cretan beaches, monuments, cosmopolitan cities and reveal the magnificent of Crete. 

Our local car rentals offering affordable and value-added car rental services to all types of travellers.

Choose from luxury and economy packages and enjoy fleets of quality cars, all protected by fully-comprehensive insurance policies and equipped with different amenities to help make your trip more comfortable.

You can easily book a vehicle online using our website, or by calling us at (+30) 6970980918. (what's app & Viber )

Visit and choose one of our cars or,

 with an organized excursion for a small group of people. Get the peace of mind experience you deserve through our hassle-free services. 

Travelling is an uplifting experience as it changes people's perceptions of life, while at the same time endows each trip with a special meaning and memories that can last for a lifetime. We can provide you with an exceptional travelling experience, we can tailor our tours to suit your needs.

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Stavros beach in general

The most wonderful element of Stavros is its famous beach: a narrow line of sand, dominated by a huge rock, the famous background in the film "Zorba the Greek". The beach is surrounded by a circular bay with a port at the edge, and right next to it, you will find an organized and awarded with the "Blue Flag" beach where you can enjoy the sea and sun.

The centre of Stavros is built next to the sandy beach and is the right place to enjoy your meal or coffee at one of the restaurants, tavernas and cafes on the waterfront. There you can find mini-market and snack bars.

Next to Stavros, there are many beaches where you can go swimming. In Kalathas beach, you have the ability to take lessons of water skiing, windsurfing and scuba diving. You will also find a canteen and a restaurant built on the beach, as well as a beach volley court. Tersanas sandy beach is another alternative beach for swimming and relaxation.

The contrast of the wild landscape of the mountain with the beautiful quiet beach, make Stavros beach a unique place for swimming. As expected, the beach is well organized and all possible services are provided. On the beach, there is a canteen, while on the opposite side of the street and in other parts of the village there are taverns next to the sea.


Have you visited yet? We hope that this post inspires you to discover the magnificent Stavros beach of Crete.

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