Before you depart you must visit the mainland of Crete island. A mountainous village called Mochos is located almost fifteen minutes from Stalis. In the central square you will find traditional cafes and restaurants. There you will have the chance to taste real cretan food like pork cooked in the oven, stuffed tomatoes, stifado, ntolmadakia etc.Walk around the narrow street, hear the locals chatting, watch them prepairing the lunch throught the open doors, smell the flowers....Leave Mochos and drive straight to Krasi. It is about fifteen minutes away from Mochos. Krasi is famous for the running springs. In the central square, under the tall plane trees you can relax and drink your coffee. Monastery of Kera is dedicated to Virgin Maria. Many people from all over Greece visit it every year.