Main Distances

There are two international airports on Crete, Heraklion in the east and Chania in the west, while Sitia airport is located in the far east. In the summer planes arrive from all over the world.

There are ports in Agios Nikolaos, Sitia and Heraklion, where ferries can be taken to and from the port of Piraeus (Athens), Rhodes, Kassos and Karpathos.
There are also ferries to Santorini, Spinalonga and Chrissi all of which can be done in a day as day trips.

Tour operated buses meet the flights at Heraklion airport and local buses can also picked up here for onward connections via taxi.
There is a taxi rank and limo service outside the airport for all destinations on Crete.
Several car hire companies have offices within the airport for either pre-booked or on the spot hire.
Transfer to the hotel can be arranged if you wish – please contact us for further details & prices.

Stalis or Stalida

The largest and most southerly of all the Greek islands, Crete is the legendary birthplace of Zeus, steeped in mythology and classical history. Minoans ,Saracens, Turks and Venetians have all left their mark, creating an abundance of ancient sites.

Crete separates the Aegean from the Libyan Sea and marks the boundary between Europe and Africa. Majestic mountains rise in its centre – the White Mountains, Psiloritis, Dikti, while its plateaus are split by deep gorges and end in fertile valleys.

The coastline varies from long stretches of soft sand and tiny coves, to rocky shores full of interesting pools to explore. The scenery is constantly changing – in one place harsh and barren, in another wooded and gentle.

Zephyros Beach is located in Stalis, a charming little town overlooking the Kritikon Pelagos.
Its central location, in the heart of the sightseeing area, is within easy reach of most tourist attractions and Cretan natural beauties. Heraklion airport is approximately 20 minutes away.

For those who wish to venture further a field, lively Malia & Hersonissos with their selection of beaches, bars and clubs are 3km and 9km away and the picturesque resort of Agios Nikolaos is just 32km away.

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