Stalos is better than Agia Marina or Platanias for you holidays in Chania. This is a bold, but true statement, as Stalos has multiple holiday advantages that you should know of.
Agia Marina and Platanias are known resorts, and for many visitors to Chania, they are great micro-destinations in their own. But exactly their high popularity is what makes Stalos a better place to stay for visitors in-the-know. In this article, you will find out in detail why Stalos is the best place to stay close to Chania city, something that the seasoned travelers to Chania already know.
Why Stalos is better than Agia Marina or Platanias – The beaches
Everybody knows about the great organized beaches of Agia Marina and Platanias, where great stretches of sand, along with the endless number of taverns, restaurants, cafes and bars, make an outstanding holiday destination. But if you explore the area, and move a little to the east, you will find the magnificent beach of Stalos, which truly stands out.
Stalos has a splendid 2-kilometers sandy beach, with crystal-clear water, that amazes even the most demanding visitor. In fact, the beach of Stalos is the first part of the 6-kilometers long stretch of sand that continues to the beaches of Agia Marina and Platanias.
A big advantage of Stalos beach is its size: In contrast to the beaches of Agia Marina and Platanias, the beach of Stalos is remarkably wide (reminiscent of the famous Brazilian beaches). And the fine sand of Stalos beach, is perfect for sports like beach volley, beach rackets, or simply playing or running on the beach.
Apart from that, in the beach of Stalos you will find sufficient sun beds and parasols, taverns, snack bars, beach bars etc. to cover all you needs. But, at the same time, you can also find parts of the large beach that are calm and more isolated, where you can deeply relax by the beach, even during the high season.
Finally, if you are staying in Stalos, you have easier access to the great beaches that are closer to Chania city. The best of these beaches, Agioi Apostoloi beach is very close to Stalos beach.
Why Stalos is better than Agia Marina or Platanias – The distances
Stalos is in a distance of just 7 kilometers from Chania city. This makes it far easier to get to the city than Agia Marina and Platanias. Which, in turn, makes it easier to combine the calm, beautiful environment of Stalos, with all the great sights Chania city has to offer, like the magnificent Old Town and the one-of-its-kind Old Venetian Harbour.
Another thing that stands out in Stalos, is the ease with which you can get to all the other great sights in the area. There is a direct connection from Stalos to the National Road of Crete to the south, allowing you easy access to all the great attraction of the region of Chania.
Last but not least, during the high season in summer, if you are staying in Agia Marina or Platanias, the traffic in their narrow roads can be dense at times. This is not a problem in Stalos, where traffic is always at reasonable levels.
These are the main reasons why, in many respects, Stalos is better than Agia Marina or Platanias for your holidays in Chania. And an added advantage for Stalos, is of course, Cretan Dream Royal hotel, which offers you top-class accommodation for unforgettable holidays n Chania.
If you want to visit Chania this summer, and you are looking for the best place to stay close to Chania city, look no further: Stalos is ideal for your holidays, providing more advantages and value for your money than the known resorts of Agia Marina and Platanias to the west.