Stilos is located at the northern foothills of the White Mountains. The water sources that are found in every side of the village turn the natural environment into paradise all year long.
Stilos is 16 kilometers from the city of port of Souda. It belongs to the municipality of Apokoronas.and 11 km from the
Beneath the towering platanus that grow everywhere in the village, there are cafes and traditional taverns offering delicious specialties and moments of relaxation.
The water of the sources of Stilos forms the river Kiliaris that flows on the beach of Cote d’Azur.
Stilos is widely known because of the fact that numerous historical monuments are located at a very close distance of the village. In the northern exit of Stilos, there is the church of Saint John the Theologian and Saint Nicholas, dating from the 13th and the 15th century. In the yard of the church a piece of limestone has been put, where a paleontological fossil of a prehistoric marine mammal (probably a Sirineo, commonly known as ‘sea cow’) was found.
At a quite northern position, away from Stilos, there is an impressive temple, dedicated to Monastira or Panagia Zerviotissa (12th century AD).
On the hill of Azoires or Azogires, in the south of the archaeological site of Aptera, visitors have the opportunity to admire the settlement dating from the Early Minoan period as well as a Minoan vaulted tomb of the Late Minoan period.
If you keep walking, you will see the Monastic Watermill of Stilos that is built over the river since the Venetian period. Moreover, the beautiful location “Platanakia” with the temple of Saint John is also there.