Culture & Tradition
The nearby (only 50meters) Cretan Open-Air Museum "Lychnostatis" (nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2010) organizes daily guided tours and seasonal events (grape and wine feasts, traditional cooking-see photo on the right- & dancing seminars), providing an insight into Cretan traditional life and culture.
Hersonisos, Stalis and Malia host several events of live Cretan music, concerts, theater and dancing performances. You can obtain the full schedule of events from the desk at Iliostasi Beach.
It is also worth taking a walk to the nearby picturesque villages of Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Mohos, ,Avdou, Kera, Krasi.