Stavros is a village and a popular beach destination located close to the Chania town in Crete, Greece. The beach and surroundings were the place where in 1964 Michael Cacoyannis partly made the popular Greek movie "Zorba the Greek" starring Anthony Quinn.
During our latest trip to the island of Crete, we booked a luxury Kavos Beach Apartment and Studios for about 2 nights. Kavos was amazing, it's not a surprise seeing it among top rated on Booking.com
Stavros is a great destination if you are arriving in Chania international airport. When heading to Stavros you should be willing to spend about 40-70 EUR for a good apartment/hotel/ guest house - which actually is one of the cheapest destinations in Crete I've discovered so far.
Alternatively see: Top 12 Luxury & Boutique Hotels in Chania Town
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Kavos Beach Apartments & Studios
This property is a 6-minute walk from the beach. At a quiet and beautiful location on the coast of Kavos, Kavos Beach Apartments & Studios boasts views over the Cretan Sea. It offers well-designed accommodation and a large outdoor pool with sun terrace.
Set amidst landscaped gardens, all apartments and studios at Kavos are air conditioned and have a spacious balcony or terrace. They are fitted with an LCD TV, kitchenette and fridge, and enjoy free Internet access.
The poolside bar offers sea views. It serves continental breakfast, snacks, cocktails and refreshing drinks.
The hotel organizes diving courses and provides diving equipment to its guests free of charge.
The village Stavros is only a 2-minute drive away. It has a lovely beach and offers traditional taverns. Chania International Airport is at 9 km. Free parking is available on site.
Zorbas Beach Village Hotel
This beachfront hotel is situated in a 30,000-m² area right above Akrotiri peninsula, where the famous movie Zorba The Greek was filmed. It offers self-catered rooms a few steps from the sandy beach, with free WiFi and furnished terraces. A large swimming pool, a playground and a tennis court are featured.
The traditionally decorated studios and apartments of Zorbas offer views over the Cretan Sea. Each unit has a well-equipped kitchenette with microwave and fridge, and is further equipped with a satellite LCD TV. A safe, a hairdryer and iron are available. The apartments also feature a fireplace. Free beach towels are provided upon request.
Guests can relax at the sun loungers by the pool and enjoy a drink, a refreshing cocktail or a Mediterranean meal prepared with fresh ingredients, at the poolside bar-restaurant overlooking the sea. Younger guests can enjoy themselves at the children's pool, while special events of traditional Cretan dancing are organized occasionally at the pool area. An outdoor chess board is also included.
Price: ~ EUR 45 Book this hotel on Booking.com
Theros Beach House
Located 50 m from the beach, Theros Beach House is a 3-bedroom property in Stavros Village. This holiday home features free WiFi and parking, as well as BBQ facilities and a garden.
The house features a spacious living room with fireplace, a TV, a dining area and a fully-equipped kitchen.
The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 7 km from the property. A bus stop can be found within 200 metres, while an array of restaurants, cafes and 2 supermarkets are within walking distance.
Cretan Pearl Resort & Spa
This property is a 18-minute walk from the beach. Cretan Pearl Resort & Spa is an exclusive resort with beautiful views of the sea and great facilities. It is situated in the Chania prefecture, between Stavros and Tersanas.
Cretan Pearl Resort & Spa stands 2 km from the beach which starred in the famous film “Zorba the Greek”. An extensive, 2.000-sq.m. wellness area with a long list of treatments, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a gym and a playground for children are featured on site. The hotel also features a fitness centre and a beauty salon.
Guests can enjoy Greek, Cretan and other Mediterranean dishes at the Mediterranean Restaurant and at the Eros Poolside Bar, while a buffet breakfast is offered daily at the Breakfast Restaurant.
Price: ~ EUR 69 Book this hotel on Booking.com
This property is a 12-minute walk from the beach. Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and barbecue, Kosta's House is located in Stavros. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.
Featuring a terrace, the air-conditioned accommodation features a seating area and a dining area. Some units have a balcony and/or patio. An oven, a fridge and stovetop are also provided, as well as a coffee machine. There is a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer in every unit. Towels are offered.
Price: ~ EUR 57 Book this hotel on Booking.com
Nanakis Beach Luxury Apartments
Fully refurbished in 2011, Nanakis Beach Luxury Apartments is a great place for families or groups wishing to enjoy sun, sand and sea from exclusive accommodation.
This charming apartment property is surrounded by Nanakis Beach in the resort of Stavros. This rocky beach - ideal for fishing and snorkelling - faces the apartments, and beautiful sandy beaches are found just 600 m further.
The Nanakis Beach complex of 16 apartments and studios is built on 9,500 m² of picturesque grounds. It enjoys stunning views of Stavros and the sea from its outdoor swimming pool and gardens.
Price: ~ EUR 50 Book this hotel on Booking.com
This property is a 4-minute walk from the beach. Located in the seaside village of Stavros, Nautilus is 300 m from the nearest beach. It offers self-catering accommodation with views over the Cretan Sea, the mountain and the garden. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.
Featuring an attic, all air-conditioned, 1-bedroom apartments of Nautilus open to a balcony or terrace. Each has a living room with TV and a kitchen with stove and dining table. An iron is included.
Guests may enjoy the BBQ facilities provided at the property. A terrace and a well-tended garden with grassy areas, plants and trees are offered.
Price: ~ EUR 65 Book this hotel on Booking.com
Poseidon Suites Hotel
This property is a 18-minute walk from the beach. Featuring free WiFi, Poseidon Suites Hotel offers accommodations in Stavros. Chania Town is 9.7 km away. Free private parking is available on site.
The property is air conditioned and features a sitting and dining area. Some units include a terrace and/or balcony. There is also a kitchenette, equipped with a microwave, toaster and refrigerator. A stovetop is also provided, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle. There is a private bathroom with slippers in each unit. Towels are available.
Poseidon Suites Hotel also includes an outdoor pool. The property also has grocery deliveries.
Price: ~ EUR 52 Book this hotel on Booking.com
Skamagkas G. Apartments
This property is a 15-minute walk from the beach. The family-run Skamagkas Apartments is located around 1.2 km from Stavros Beach. The spacious apartments have large balconies and a courtyard offering unique views of the area.
The apartments feature bright colors, tiled floors, air conditioning and free WiFi. They are equipped with a fitted kitchen, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, LCD TV and DVD player. In the exterior you will find a private parking space, olive trees and many different kinds of fruit trees.
Within a short distance, there are 2 mini markets, cafes, grill houses and traditional Greek taverns. The charming town of Chania is only 15 km away, whereas the airport and Souda Port, are 10 and 17 km away respectively. The surrounding area is full of greenery and is ideal for hiking.
Price: ~ EUR 53 Book this hotel on Booking.com
This property is a 17-minute walk from the beach. Enjoy your own piece of paradise in a delightful corner of Crete, on the Akrotiri Peninsula of Hania with its scented wild herbs and the age-old olive trees.Akrotiri Peninsula of Hania with its scented wild herbs and the age-old olive trees.
Flanked by the Bay of Hania and Souda Bay, and just 12.9 km from the picturesque town of Hania, you have many opportunities for plenty of trips and activities. Enjoy the space and independence of your own air conditioned apartment, where you can admire the views from your private veranda and relax in comfort.
Lie back in the Greek sun beside the outdoor swimming pool amidst the mountains and distant views. You can rent a car from the hotel and drive to the port of Souda. You can also visit the rugged hills of Madams, the location for the movie ‘Zorba the Greek’.