Stavros Beach – Crete island

Stavros Beach - Crete island

Stavros beach is located at the northeast edge of Akrotiri peninsula, 15 km northeast of Chania. It is one of the two beaches of the village with the same name. The other beach stretches 200 meters northwest of the first. They are separated from each other by a peninsula, where there are remains of a Venetian limestone quarry.

Sravros is actually an exotic lagoon with golden sand and crystal-clear, turquoise waters. Being in a bay, it is well-protected from the winds, making it the ideal choice on windy days. It is very well organized with parasols, sun loungers, showers, lifeguard and numerous choices in restaurants and cafes in a short distance.

One of the area’s main characteristic, is the large steep camel-shaped mountain that rises opposite the port of the village. Scenes from the famous movie “Zorbas the Greek” were filmed on the mountain, back in 1964. It is the location where Anthony Quinn danced the famous sirtaki dance. Nowadays, Stavros reminds nothing of that peaceful beach as it has developed into a modern tourist resort with remarkable tourist infrastructure.

The beach is easily accessible from Chania by private vehicles or the public bus service.

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