Stalos beach in Western Crete

The nice, sandy beach of Kato Stalos is located about 8km west of the Chania city centre and 4km east of the bustling Platanias. What we like about this beach is easy parking if you go by car, a great view of the Agioi Theodoro island and the beautiful sea lilies (Pancratium maritimum). You can find a map to pinpoint the location of the beach here.

We prefer the eastern part of this long beach since it is a little quieter and we enjoy playing with our dogs there early in the morning before sunbathers and beach fanatics settle in for the day. Sun chairs and umbrellas are available for rental, although we prefer the old-school “throw a towel down” style.

Ready for an overnight stay or a few days of vacation close to Kato Stalos beach? Here is a list of apartments and hotels in the area.


The latest weather forecast for Stalos. If the forecast doesn’t show, the weather station may be offline at the moment:

Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
10/17 0%
Partly Cloudy
High 24° / Low 15°
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Wednesday
10/18 10%
Partly Cloudy
High 25° / Low 14°
Clear
Thursday
10/19 0%
Clear
High 26° / Low 16°
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Friday
10/20 0%
Clear
High 26° / Low 16°
Clear
Saturday
10/21 0%
Clear
High 26° / Low 16°
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
10/22 0%
Partly Cloudy
High 26° / Low 16°
Clear
Monday
10/23 20%
Clear
High 26° / Low 17°