Stavros beach, famous because of the Hollywood production of “Zorbas the Greek”, is located 8km away from the luxury villa, in Akrotiri area.
The beach is a sandy, shallow and usually meek lagoon. The special feature of Stavros beach is the imposing mountain, which rises upon the beach. The scene of the actor Anthony Quinn, in “Zorbas the Greek” dancing the famous Sirtaki in 1964 was filmed on this imposing mountain.
On the northwest of the first beach of Stavros, there is another beach, called Pachia Ammos. This beach is recommended for water sports, such as diving, as it is deep and has a bottom full of interesting Cretan sea life. The two beaches are separated by a rocky parcel of land, which is worthy of exploration as you will find the remain of an ancient Venetian limestone quarry.