Stalis (Stalida) is a buzzing little place wedged between it much noisier neighbours Malia and Hersonissos.
A much more peaceful place but nether the less jam packed full of great things to do. From restaurants to bars, shops to beaches you will never get board in this lovely resort.
Here you can find a quick list of some things to squeeze into your Stalis Holiday…
1. Happy Train
This motorised road train powers through Stalis all day and night giving you a lovely sightseeing tour of the local area. You can pick this ride up from the centre of Stalis and also at the junction of the beach road in Malia. The Happy Train will take you around the main street and also give you a glimpse of the Old Village in Malia itself. Well worth a trip to get away from the hot mid day sun. Tickets are available at the Train Stops.
2. Spit Roast at Korali
Nikos at Korali restaurant has been cooking up his legendary spit roast for donkeys years and has quite the reputation to show for it. Situated almost at the end of Stalis (hersonissos end) this friendly restaurant is run by Nikos and his charismatic english wife Mary. Choose from lamb, chicken or roast pork Nikos will always have the freshest cuts of meat on the grill for you all to taste. Also on the menu is various traditional cretan dishes and international cuisine.
3 Quiz & Bingo at the Red Lion
When you are craving them home comforts look no further than the Red Lion Stalis. Here you can enjoy some british pub grub throughout the day and night. Once the sun goes down the entertainment events start and they do a cracking nightly Quiz followed by big money Bingo. Billy your host and owner, will keep you glued to your seat with anticipation of winning the jackpot. Once the Quiz and Bingo has finished the night continues with a Karaoke show, be sure to pop down and thrill the crowd with your renditions of your favourite tunes.
4 Rent a Bike from Euro Driver
Crete has so much to offer and many people get stuck on the beaches and miss out. That is where Euro Driver comes in ! Here you can rent some fantastic motorbikes, then the island is your oyster so to speak. With full 100% insurance you can feel safe whilst getting the most out of the bike and Crete itself. There are too many places to mention to visit but the staff at Euro Driver will happily offer guidance and free maps. Bon Voyage !
5 Play a round of Mini Golf at Nemo
Nemo beach bar is a great place to enjoy drinks by the sea and an added bonus they have a free mini golf ! So just make sure you purchase some food or drinks and you get to play the course at your leisure. A great little course to help break up the day and night and challenge your family or friends.
6 Manicure & Health treatment at Xristina Hair Styling
Its always nice to pamper yourself when on your holidays so a good place to visit is Xristina Hair Styling. Here you can choose from numerous different treatments including, hair cut & colour, massage, manicure & pedicure and fish spa to name a few. Open 7 days a week all summer appointments are not always necessary but do check.
7 Water Sports at Seawolf
We all like a good adrenaline rush from time to time to when you need a fix get yourself down to Sea Wolf Water Sports. Here they have a range of activities from Jet Skis, Banana Boat, Fly Fish, Parasailing and so on. Having been in the business for a number of years these guys know their stuff so your safety is covered. Just pull on your life jacket and let the wet but fun times commence.
8 Sunbath at Irish House
When you just to catch them precious rays Stalis has a lovey stretch of golden sand spanning miles. There are numerous places to grab a sun bed and umbrella along sand and The Irish House has one of the best spots. Serving up food and drinks all day here is a great place to relax and get working on that tan. If you like the Irish House in the daytime then you will love the night ! Live music, Karaoke and a whole lot more.
9 Traditional Cretan Dancing at Camelot Restaurant
For all you culture vultures head to Camelot Restaurant and you can catch some amazing traditional cretan dancing. This free show is a must. Dressed up in all the traditional cretan clothing this is a spectacle to watch, Bring your dancing shoes as audience participation is encouraged. Get there early and indulge in the delicious food served here, anything from local dishes to pizza. Camelot Restaurant has a huge menu to cater for even the fussiest of last buds, and a children’s menu to match.
10 Cocktails at Beachcomber
Without doubt the classiest looking place in town is the recently renovated Beachcomber. Here you can dive into their vast cocktail menu and be sure to find something that suits. Employing only the best mixologists on the island, Beachcomber prides itself of giving you the ultimate experience made by the best bartenders in town.
There you have a quick insight into some of the best things to do in Stalis. There are plenty of more don’t worry, just too many to mention today !
Please comment below with some of the things YOU think Stails holidaymakers should experience when they are here and we will make a “Top 10″ list from people who have been and done it already. We look forward to hearing from you.
See you soon…Yamas !