Hi visiting Stalis soon and was wondering if anyone knows if you can hire small boats for the day?
You can't find to hire a small boat in Stalis because there in not port in Stalis, but in the lovely long beach of Stalis every 500 meters you find water sport spots where they offer jet skis for rent. Now in the nearby ports of Hersonissos or Heraklion or Ag.Nik. operate some companies and offer for hire small boats 4 to 8 pax for about 100 euros a day, get local advice from the travel shops in Stalis.
Hersonissos is probably going to be your nearest option,i would suggest getting on the bus from Stalis and making the short journey into Hersonissos where you can then take a wander down to the harbour to see what's available.
I know that there are several chartered trips that go from there but i'm fairly sure that i have heard of people taking a small boat out themselves.
Worth a look anyway.