The village of Stavros on the northernmost tip of the Akrotiri Peninsula was the location in the sixties for the world famous film "Zorba The Greek" starring Anthony Quinn. The well-known last scene "Zorbas Dance" was amongst those filmed here.
The small seaside village of Stavros is located on the "Akrotiri" peninsula, about 14.9 km from Chania. The Akrotiri peninsula commes with an impressive rocky landscape and attracted hermits centuries ago.
Cultural highlights on the Akrotiri peninsula
1.the "Gouvernetto" monastery
2.the "Agia Triada" monastery
3.the "Katholiko" monastery.
They are very interesting buildings, worth a visit!
The "Agia Triada" monastery, not far from Stavros, is the largest monastery in Crete that is intensively managed. Agia Triada has specialized in organic wine and organic olive oil for years. The monastery has a small shop where you can buy these products.
In the region of the village Stavros are only some family run hotels. The small village of Stavros was the setting for the shooting of the world famous film "Alexis Zorbas" in the 1960s. The well-known final scene of the "Zorbas dance" filmed here. With Anthony Quinn as leading actor.
Stavros Bay is a bathing paradise for children who are just learning to swim. The fine sandy beach (a large lagoon) slopes gently and the bay is protected from heavy seas by a small promontory. There is little shade, but loungers and umbrellas can be rented during the season.
A visit or vacation in the Stavros region is not only suitable for lovers of old films, but also for those looking for peace and quiet who have decided not to explore all of western Crete in 14 days. Not only the Bay of Stavros on Akrotiri peninsula invites you to swim, also the nearby beach Marathi in the east of the peninsula, near Souda Bay, is a tip from us as well as the beach of Kalathas.
you can explore this Crete-beaches by booking our day-Cruise "pirate tour" the ship goes along this coastline. It is a real adventure for family in tow. The Kids have may fun on board! Take a peek at our "Crete Day Tours"
West Crete day cruise recommended for families, this tour is a real family event
This small day cruise in western Crete "PirateTour" takes you to the most beautiful beaches on the Akrotiri peninsula. Of course, the famous Alexis Sorbas Bay "Stavros" and the great beaches of Marathi and Kalathas are included in the program. Take your snorkeling gear with you. Worth it!
Great fun for children on board with pirate games. Meals and personal expenses are not included in the price ( must be paid on site).
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