Crete (Stalos)
Crete is a large, eastern Mediterranean island with several distinct tourist areas. While most of my visits have been to the eastern half of the island, recently I have holidayed in the western half, staying at Stalos, a small resort 6 miles west of Chania, Crete’s second largest city. Stalos is still developing as a resort, and consists of a beachside strip of hotels, restaurants and supermarkets with very little development inland. It has a regular bus service to Chania and from there to Rethymnon and (eventually!) to Heraklion. Visitors arrive at Chania International Airport, which is located on a peninsula north of Chania itself and is approximately 15 miles from Stalos.

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Cretan Dream Royal Hotel  Website Trip Advisor Page This is a medium size luxury hotel complex, with 2 swimming pools (plus Pool Suites with private pool), 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a spa, a children’s playground and a mini market. The food is first class, certainly the best buffet-style food I have experienced, and the staff are very efficient and friendly. The bedrooms, like the rest of the hotel, are kitted out to the highest standard, with tv, room safe, fridge and air-conditioning. An idyllic place to spend a relaxing week, particularly if you can get a good deal, price-wise. (Kato Stalos, Stalos, Chania 731 10, Greece)
Kimatogi Oinomelo Bruschetti Nektar Beach In Stalos, restaurants tend to offer free starters, desserts or even after-dinner liqueurs (ok, usually raki) so you should be careful not to order too much food. This is the case with all of the restaurants featured below and In some of them we were actually offered all three! Bruschetti Kimatogi Nektar Beach Greatest Hits Venetian Harbour, Chania Samaria Gorge White Mountains    Rethymnon Arkadi Mpnastery Lake Kournas  Out of Town Worth a Look Shore Mosque Etz Hayyim Synagogue Firkas Bastion
Bruschetti  Trip Advisor Page Bruschetti is a modern restaurant in the centre of the Stalos strip serving a hybrid Greek/Italian menu supported by an extensive wine list. The waiting staff are very affable and the restaurant has a nice family-friendly ambience. The food itself is of a very good quality and the prices are moderate. (Kato Stalos, Chania 731 00, Greece) Kimatogi  Trip Advisor Page Kimatogi is a nice beach bar/restaurant with an interesting range of home-made dishes on offer (Gyros Pizza!) at pocket-friendly prices. The owner is very pleasant and helpful and does his utmost to ensure that you enjoy your visit. The food is great and the view is marvellous. Can be recommended. (Kato Stalos, Chania 731 00, Greece) Nektar  Trip Advisor Page This beach bar/restaurant is located behind the Nektar Beach Hotel and offers a menu consisting of a combination of traditional Greek dishes and burgers etc for the less adventurous. The food itself is really good and easy on the pocket. The waitress was very welcoming and efficient and made sure that you had an enjoyable meal. Well worth a try. (Kato Stalos, Chania 731 00, Greece) Oinomelo  Trip Advisor Page Oinomelo is Stalos’ number one restaurant according to TripAdvisor, and it fully justifies this position. The prices are only marginally higher than those in the other restaurants listed here but not expensive for a restaurant of this quality. There is an extensive menu of traditional Greek favourites with a comprehensive wine list, and the charming hostess/owner is both knowledgeable and passionate about the food. (Kato Stalos, Chania 731 00, Greece)
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Crete (Stalos)
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Crete (Stalos)
Crete is a large, eastern Mediterranean island with several distinct tourist areas. While most of my visits have been to the eastern half of the island, recently I have holidayed in the western half, staying at Stalos, a small resort 6 miles west of Chania, Crete’s second largest city. Stalos is still developing as a resort, and consists of a beachside strip of hotels, restaurants and supermarkets with very little development inland. It has a regular bus service to Chania and from there to Rethymnon and (eventually!) to Heraklion. Visitors arrive at Chania International Airport, which is located on a peninsula north of Chania itself and is approximately 15 miles from Stalos.
Greatest Hits Venetian Harbour, Chania Samaria Gorge White Mountains    Rethymnon Arkadi Mpnastery Lake Kournas  Out of Town Worth a Look Shore Mosque Etz Hayyim Synagogue Firkas Bastion Cretan Dream Royal
Cretan Dream Royal Hotel  Website Trip Advisor Page This is a medium size luxury hotel complex, with 2 swimming pools (plus Pool Suites with private pool), 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a spa, a children’s playground and a mini market. The food is first class, certainly the best buffet-style food I have experienced, and the staff are very efficient and friendly. The bedrooms, like the rest of the hotel, are kitted out to the highest standard, with tv, room safe, fridge and air-conditioning. An idyllic place to spend a relaxing week, particularly if you can get a good deal, price-wise. (Kato Stalos, Stalos, Chania 731 10, Greece)
Oinomelo Nektar Kimatogi Bruschetti In Stalos, restaurants tend to offer free starters, desserts or even after-dinner liqueurs (ok, usually raki) so you should be careful not to order too much food. This is the case with all of the restaurants featured below and In some of them we were actually offered all three!
Bruschetti  Trip Advisor Page Bruschetti is a modern restaurant in the centre of the Stalos strip serving a hybrid Greek/Italian menu supported by an extensive wine list. The waiting staff are very affable and the restaurant has a nice family-friendly ambience. The food itself is of a very good quality and the prices are moderate. (Kato Stalos, Chania 731 00, Greece) Kimatogi  Trip Advisor Page Kimatogi is a nice beach bar/restaurant with an interesting range of home-made dishes on offer (Gyros Pizza!) at pocket-friendly prices. The owner is very pleasant and helpful and does his utmost to ensure that you enjoy your visit. The food is great and the view is marvellous. Can be recommended. (Kato Stalos, Chania 731 00, Greece) Nektar  Trip Advisor Page This beach bar/restaurant is located behind the Nektar Beach Hotel and offers a menu consisting of a combination of traditional Greek dishes and burgers etc for the less adventurous. The food itself is really good and easy on the pocket. The waitress was very welcoming and efficient and made sure that you had an enjoyable meal. Well worth a try. (Kato Stalos, Chania 731 00, Greece) Oinomelo  Trip Advisor Page Oinomelo is Stalos’ number one restaurant according to TripAdvisor, and it fully justifies this position. The prices are only marginally higher than those in the other restaurants listed here but not expensive for a restaurant of this quality. There is an extensive menu of traditional Greek favourites with a comprehensive wine list, and the charming hostess/owner is both knowledgeable and passionate about the food. (Kato Stalos, Chania 731 00, Greece)
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