Travelguide > Places > Chania Prefecture > Stavros

The village of Stavros is located on the peninsula of Akrotiri, close to Chania. Who has seen the movie "Alexis Zorbas", will recognize the mountain there.
Meanwhile there are many small hotels, villas and some taverns. But less tourism here than in Platanias or Agia Marina, even the village is near to the airport.

A sandy beach with some stones at the main road. Beside the small harbour you can see a place where the people tried to produce salt. There are some nice spots on Akrotiri and the distance to Chanai is only 13 km. There is also a neolithic cave. Later it was a holy place for the ancient Greeks.