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Cheap Stalis Holidays 

Also known as Stalida, Stalis is bordered by Malia on one side and Hersonissos on the other, forming a large resort area with tons of facilities, attractions and beaches to choose from. A little more relaxed and sophisticated than its lively neighbours, Stalis is a great place if you’re looking for that laidback summer holiday feel but with the option to get your groove on too. The well preserved Venetian buildings, fun activites and long sandy beach all combine to make Stalis holidays great for all ages.

26 °C

Stalis is blessed with a typical Mediterranean climate, which means long, hot and dry summers and average temperatures of around 26˚C. There’s plenty of reliable sunshine throughout the year, with little rainfall in the high season.

3.5 hours

Stalis is located just less than 20 miles along the coast from the island’s capital, Heraklion, where you’ll find the biggest international airport. There is another at Chania, although this is a couple of hours away.

Book a cheap holiday to Stalis and mingle with the jet setters that come here to soak up the upmarket atmosphere and kick back on the golden sand. 

Featured holidays in Stalis

Minas Apartments

7 Nights, Room Only
Hotel highlights

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 415 reviews

What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Connected Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7. You can reach us on holiday through any of the following channels: 24hr helpline, digitally with SMS, WhatsApp and Email, plus live chat.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Dionysos Studios & Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Short stroll to the beach
  • Traditional Greek style
  • Pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 333 reviews

What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Sarpidon Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • 500m from resort centre
  • Sun terrace with mountain views
  • Swimming pool and poolside snack bar

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 261 reviews

What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Marigianna Apartments

7 Nights, Room Only
Hotel highlights

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 325 reviews

What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Connected Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7. You can reach us on holiday through any of the following channels: 24hr helpline, digitally with SMS, WhatsApp and Email, plus live chat.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Sissi Bay Hotel and Spa

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 977 reviews

What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Connected Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7. You can reach us on holiday through any of the following channels: 24hr helpline, digitally with SMS, WhatsApp and Email, plus live chat.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Nestled in the heart of some of Crete’s top holiday resorts, in Stalis you get to enjoy the best of both worlds. There are loads of fun family facilities all around you but it’s a more relaxed kind of vibe than in some of the neighbouring resorts. Day trip out to waterparks and nearby old towns or simply hit the beach and soak up the sun, sea and splendid views of the bay. 

Big kids and little kids will all love the chance to get wet and have some fun at a choice of waterparks in the surrounding area. Watercity is one of the biggest parks in Crete, full of big slides and white knuckle rides, and there’s even a wave machine. Fly down the Crazy River or disappear into the Black Hole at Acquaplus, another of the island’s top wet and wild destinations.

Explore the picture book harbour and winding Renaissance streets of Rethymnon, just a 90 minute bus ride away. Visit the markets and boutiques of Heraklion in search of a bargain before eating out in one of the town’s big choice of local tavernas. Even nearby Malia, more famous for its superstar DJs and legendary nightspots, has an old town that’s brimming with Cretan culture during the day.

When you’re in Stalis, it’s hard to look past the beach as the best place to go during the day. This long stretch of golden sand curves its way around the bay to Malia, with deep blue waters and a choice of private beach areas where you can relax under a shady umbrella. Very family friendly with little current and no real waves to speak of, you and the whole family will love spending long lazy days relaxing and strolling the café lined promenade.

Stalis is best for

Beach bums: Starting in Stalis and stretching for miles towards Malia, the beach is very much the star attraction. The gentle sloping sands at the Stalis end are great for families and have a more relaxed atmosphere.  

Evenings out: Stalis might be calmer and more tranquil but nearby Malia is within easy reach. It offers some of the Mediterranean’s best nightlife and club nights if you’re bringing your dancing shoes.

Exploring the island: Stalis’ excellent location means you’ll be well placed to explore some of the island’s other treats. Historic Hersonissos is next door and the main town of Heraklion is under half an hour away.


Fast facts

Language: Greek is the official language in Stalis but thanks to the big tourism industry English is also widely spoken. 

Currency: The currency in Greece is the Euro (€).

Local time: Stalis is two hours ahead of GMT in the UK.

Fly to: Heraklion International is under half an hour away and is Crete’s biggest airport. You can also fly to Chania, further along the north coast. 

Flight time from UK: Just over three hours from most airports. 

Tourist Information: Further Stalis tourist information can be found at http://www.explorecrete.com/crete-east/stalis-stalida.html.

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/entry-requirements for further information and advice on visas and health for all Crete holidays.


Weather and climate

Temperature: Warm and mild all year round, with long dry summers and plenty of reliable sunshine. 

Best time to visit Stalis: You can enjoy All Inclusive holiday deals to Stalis from the early spring onwards, with temperatures usually warming up in early April and staying there until October. The warmest months are July and August when you can expect the thermometer to be pushing 30 most days. The cooling waters of the Aegean and breeze coming in off the sea mean that you won’t get too hot during your holiday.


Getting Around

By taxi: Being in a major tourist area, you won’t have to look long for a cab. They’re usually well priced, drivers are friendly and most can speak a little English which definitely helps.   

By hire car: Stalis is perfectly positioned to enjoy the best of northern Crete but a hire car will help you to get away from the crowds and enjoy the good roads and secluded spots on the island. 

By bus: Located between two of Crete’s most popular resorts, buses are regular and usually air-conditioned. From Stalis you can get easily to the island’s major towns and airports. 

By boat: Small pleasure boats are easy to come by and Crete’s major ferry lines run out of nearby Heraklion. From here you can access other islands and some smaller ports down the Cretan coast.


Events

For foodies: With everything from traditional dishes to fry ups, and even Mexican food, there’s a huge choice of tasty treats available in Stalis.  

For cultural highlights: During the summer months a number of the local towns host Greek cultural festivals with exhibitions of music, dancing and theatre. Ask on arrival and there’s sure to be something happening. 

For Greek evenings: Drink in a little of the local atmosphere at Greek nights in nearby Mochos. Sample local specialities and wine, swig the local tipple Raki and watch the traditional dancing in the square.


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