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.