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1. Stalida December 20, 2010 07:29

Stalis (or Stalida) is located 30km east of Heraklion, in the midway of Malia and Hersonissos. From a small seaside village set up by the residents of Mohos, Stalis is today a popular tourist resort, which is united with Malia town. The only difference with Malia is that Stalis attracts mainly families and things here are more peaceful. The resort is very well organized, with large and small hotels, restaurants, bars and taverns. You will also find an ATM and a pharmacy.

The heart of Stalis pounds in the 5km long coastal road, which has the most shops in the area. A walk along the beach in the afternoon is a must! Beside the seaside road lies a vast sandy beach with shallow waters, which extends to the east till Malia. The beach is broken into two parts by a rocky coast. Nearby there is the Byzantine Church of Agios Ioannis, dating back in 1600.

The beach of Stalis is very well organized with umbrellas, lifeguard, beach volley courts, showers, beach bars, water sports, changing rooms, and generally anything that a well organized beach must have. It is generally crowded and wavy.