Stavros beach

Stavros Beach

Stavros is a village located 17km northeast of Chania, near the northernmost tip of Akrotiri.

The characteristic of this region is the mountain shaped as a camel where scenes from

“Zorba the Greek” by Anthony Quinn were filmed. Climbing the mountain you will find a

cave and you will enjoy a unique panoramic view.

Stavros village has 2 beaches. The main beach is on the east of the village. It is a small

semicircular lagoon, completely protected from the winds of the area. The bay has white

sand and turquoise shallow waters. The shallow waters of this beach make it an ideal beach

for kids. The second beach is located northwest of the village, only 200 meters from the

main beach. It is quieter than the main beach and if the weather allows it, its a great option.

Before you leave don’t forget to take a walk on the small peninsula that separates the two

beaches, as it houses the ruins of the Venetian quarry from which the limestone was

excavated for the construction of the walls of the city of Chania.