Filia Hotel

The family-run Filia Hotel has a friendly atmosphere that leads to rave reviews from guests.

The rooms are split between three apartment blocks and showcase simple but stylish decor. Each comes with a fridge and a hob.

Out on the terrace, the pool takes centre stage. It even comes with a shallow spot for children to play in. If you fancy a tipple while you top up your tan, then the poolside bars mean you won’t have to travel far.

Main meals and snacks are served under a wooden canopy by the pool. Once a week, there’s a Greek barbecue on the terrace.

Overview of Stalis

Stalis is an incredibly popular location for a holiday to Crete because it’s wedged so closely between Malia and Hersonissos that you get three resorts for the price of one.

Compared to its two neighbours, it’s a quiet resort but there’s still plenty going on. When you want a lively night out or some high-octane fun, both Malia and Hersonissos are within walking distance.

The taverna-lined beach is the star of the show in Stalis. It extends for more than six kilometres, so there’s always room for your towel.

Things to do in Stalis

The Filia Hotel is in the centre of Stalis, so you’re close to a number of shops, bars and restaurants. You’re also just a 10-minute walk from the lounger-lined beach.

Your days in Stalis are likely to be spent on the golden sands. It’s relaxing and family-friendly, with plenty of loungers and umbrellas. If you walk towards the Malia side of the beach, expect the action to ramp up a notch with water sports and dancing on the shores. If you’re looking for even more action, head to Hersonissos, which is home to two waterparks and a theme park.

With a stay at the Filia Hotel, you can enjoy a morning on Stalis’ quiet beach, an afternoon at the waterparks of Hersonissos and an evening in Malia’s clubs on the same day.

Resort Summary

Tucked along Crete‘s northern coast, Stalis is a peaceful resort flanked by two vibrant sister-towns. Here, you’ll find your days largely filled with dining in waterfront restaurants or lounging around the town’s long beach, but that’s not because there isn’t anything else to do – it’s because you won’t want to leave.

Daytrips from Stalis are as easy as they come. You can hop on a ferry to the stunning volcanic island of Santorini, or take a quick walk to the bordering towns of Hersonissos or Malia, which are so close to one another – it’s almost impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins.

Hersonissos is home to three exciting theme parks while Malia is the nightlife capital of the island. While staying on this patch of Crete, you’ll have all your holiday bases covered.