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thinking of booking a week from 14/04/13 to stalis but was wondering if many or any bars and resterants are open at this time of year ?????

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1. Re: openings

Hi

Sorry but Stalis may be very quiet at this time as this is a tourist area and does not open until May.

Trish

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It is very early as the season doesn't really open proper until the beginning of May, so most of the bars & restaurants will not yet have opened.

However, the odd bar/restaurant (but very few) will open a little early in April to catch any visitors who happen to be there. One such bar that does open in April is Dwyers which is along the beach road near the centre of Stalis.

Is it possible to maybe go a month later? Most of the establishments (all but a few) will be open then, so you will get much more out of your holiday if you are able to defer it for a month.

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Hi there

When we have driven through Stalis out of season the whole place is boarded up and like a ghost town - Stalis is a tourist resort so, as npj60 says closes up for the winter, the nearest place to Stalis that does have tavernas and a few bars open is Malia old town which stays open all the year.

However, If you did want to visit Crete this early in the season then I would suggest you look at staying somewhere that has an all year round population, have a look at Agios Nikolaos which remains busy all year round. Agios is approx 30 mins drive from Stalis. Also do be aware that at this time of year the weather can be very changeable and it will be too cold to swim in the sea too.. If you do want to stay in Stalis then you would be best to delay your holiday until the first week of May at the very earliest.

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thanks for the replys i think i will go later in the year now

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Good decision...have a great holiday :-)

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