Stavros beach is located 17 km east of Chania on the Akrotiri peninsula. In the area there is a big steep mountain in the shape of a camel, standing opposite the port of the village. The mountain has become popular from the scenes of the 1964 film “Zorbas the Greek“, where Anthony Quinn danced the famous sirtaki!
Today, Stavros beach has been developed from a small fishing village into a tourist resort. The main beach is located east of the village, at the foot of the mountain and next to the picturesque harbor of the village. It is formed within a circular bay completely isolated from winds. The contrast of the wild landscape of the mountain with the beautiful quiet beach makes Stavros beach a unique place for swimming.