FROM CHANIA AIRPORT
34 minutes drive
FROM HERAKLION AIRPORT
2 hours drive
If you're a beach lover, Villa Selena is a great choice, located just 500m from Kato Stalos Beach, which is said to be one of the best beaches on the island! There's a wide choice of places to eat, drink and shop both on the seafront and in the nearby old village of Pano Stalos and Agia Marina. Whether you choose to dine at a waterfront restaurant or opt for an authentic family-run taberna in the village square, you'll be spoilt for your choice! The picturesque city of Chania has a variety of shops, bars and restaurants in both the old town and harbour, which is less than 20 minutes' drive from the Villa
Local markets & Shopping
In Agia Marina, there's a mini market and a supermarket for those daily essentials, as well as several shops to choose from, which is a few minutes walk from the Villa. Every Saturday, in the city of Chania, is a market where you can pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as the local yoghurts and cheese. The old town has a mix of shops ranging from a bootmaker to boutique clothing.
Bars & Restaurants
You'll be spoilt for choice on where to eat in Agia Marina and Stalos. There are several tavernas that sell the local food such as Beef Stifado and Lamp Kleftiko. If you prefer fish, there are some waterfront tavernas that overlook the sea. Or why not put on your dancing shoes and head to one of the many nightclubs or cocktail and music bars?
The beach of Kato Stalos is around a 10 minutes' walk from the Villa, with clear blue water and soft golden sand. There is also the Blue Flag beach of Agia Marina with plenty of sunbeds and parasols to hire and a selection of beach bars and tavernas, all about 1km away. For a day at the beach, Elafonisi and Falasarna are ideal destinations! There are white sand and pink hues and turquoise waters that ripple in the breeze. Both beaches are a bit far away, but it definitely worths driving there!
For some fun in the sun, especially when the coastline close to the Villa is wavy, Limnoupolis Waterpark offers a great adventure for the whole family! About 20 minutes drive from the Villa, Limnoupolis with its waterslides for the energetic and the lazy river for the more laid-back members of the group can provide with moments of joy all the members of your company.
Places of Interest
The city of Chania is not to be missed! The Venetian Harbour is fringed with restaurants, cafes and bars. This is a great place to rest after a day exploring the maze of alleys in the old town of Chania.
If you head east of Agia Marina you will find the Samaria Gorge that worths a visit. This is Europe's longest gorge, about 5 hours hiking - so be prepared to be wowed!
Less than 5 minutes drive from the Villa you can find a mini Golf - Restaurant.
BEACHES OF WEST CRETE
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