Stalis is located 30 km east of Heraklion right between Hersonissos and Malia. During the ‘80s the tourism grew dramatically in Stalis, leading to the development of many big hotels and amenities like taverns, beach bars and restaurants. Until then it was just the beach that that the inhabitants of the near villages used to spend their holidays.
Although the three regions ( Malia, Stalis and Hersonissos) seem to be identical, Stalis differs significantly because it does not have so intense night life like the other regions. It is suitable for those who wish to travel with their family and stay in a quieter area.