Nikou Grammatikaki St. - Stalida
Within an 1-minute walk from a sandy beach and local shops, Irini Studios is centrally located in the lively Stalis Village, close to bars and restaurants. It features an outdoor pool, BBQ facilities and free Wi-Fi throughout.
The on-site cocktail bar playing relaxing music features swinging hammock chairs.
The self-catered apartments offer a kitchenette with cooking hobs, fridge and small dining area. Some units enjoy views over the sea or the pool. Air conditioning is available at extra charge.
Irini Studios is just 2km from the town of Malia. Heraklion City is at a distance of 34km, whereas the Heraklion International Airport is 29.8km away. Free public parking is accessible nearby.
Distance from the airport: 29.8km
Distance from the beach: 97m
Stalida is situated 34km east of Heraklion, 3km after Hersonissos and 3km before Malia.
The seaside village of Stalida has a population of 1000. It started growing as a popular tourist destination since the late 1960's. That's when the first big hotels were built. It really started to bloom during 1980 and onwards. This is the newest settlement, which was constructed because of tourism.
Being a prime tourist resort, nowadays, it offers hotels, furnished apartments and rooms for all budgets. It also offers a lot of food, coffee and partying options, due to the large number of restaurants, tavernas, cafes and youth spots that attract a lot of tourists during the summer months.
Even though there are banks in Malia and Hersonissos you can only find ATMs in Stalida.
There is regular transportation from Stalida to Heraklion, Hersonissos and Gouves (west) or to Malia ad Agios Nikolaos (east), so it's easy to visit many cities and villages along Crete's northern coast. The transportation is possible by regular public buses, taxis and rented or privately owned cars or motorbikes.
You can swim and do water sports in the sandy beaches or go snorkeling in small rocky bays.
If you visit during late October, be sure to catch the feast in honor of Agios Dimitrios on October 26. If you visit during late January, you should catch the feast in honor of Agios Ioannis on January 27.