"A gift of Gods to man" is a justifiable characterization of the modern tourist resort, Stalida. The name of that beautiful village, belonging in the municipality of Malia, comes from the ancient Greek place name, Stalis.
If one goes back to the past of that place, he finds out that the picture the visitor gets today has no relation with what it used to be once. During the first decades of the twentieth century, Stalida was used as a port of transportation.
For goods produced in the area and in Lassithi (olive-oil, wine, bananas, and horticultural goods) to Heraklion, with small sailing vessels. Until the 1980s, Stalida was nothing more than a coastal patch with a few houses, kept by the inhabitants of the village Mohos, since Stalida was considered its haven. At this period, hotels, new houses and rooms-to-let started to be constructed and tourist development first occurred in the area. Hospitality is the main feature of the locals, who will welcome you and make you feel at home. Stalida is ideal for family holidays and is famous for its very good climatic conditions (very dry climate).
Wander along the coastal road. You will come across very modern, sophisticated restaurants, clubs, cafes with an ideal atmosphere, as well as numerous stores for your shopping. A common characteristic in all those places is friendliness, smiling people, good quality and excellent service!!
That destination will impress you by all means, since it has succeeded in combining calm and relaxation with magic nights under the moonlight by the coast, accompanied by the Cretan spirits, tsikoudia, good wine, exquisite Cretan food and traditional music. Good cheers and joy will certainly make your nights.
Your mind will always go back in that astounding corner of Crete, captive by the charms of that dreamy destination.
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