Malia is situated on the north coast of Crete midway between Hersonissos and Sissi and consists of the old village of Malia which is inland and the lively tourist resort of Malia on the coast.
Little known fact about Malia
Malia is on the site of one of the oldest inhabited places not only in Crete but in Greece. It is an area of natural beauty and for anyone interested in history and archaeology, a visit to the remains of the Minoan Palace of Malia is a must, it being the third largest Minoan palace in Crete.
Daytime in Malia
The main activity during the day on a holiday to Malia, is spending time on the beach where there are plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas. For the more active there is a good choice of water sports including jet skiing, paragliding and pedalloes. There is a plentiful supply of shops covering a full range from souvenirs shops to boutiques, ceramics to Cretan weaving in addition to jewellery shops and supermarkets etc. For a more relaxed atmosphere take time to visit the old village of Malia set below the hills of Mount Selena, with its' typical houses and traditional tavernas.
Nightime in Malia
Malia is known as the party capital of Crete with the main road leading down to the beach being a mile long strip of bars, discos, clubs and eating places, many of which are open until the very early hours. In the height of the season Malia attracts mainly the young and lively, predominantly English holidaymaker.
Book a Holiday to Malia
The larger hotels open in time for Easter so you can book a holiday to Malia from 01 April to 31 October with Voyager Travel Direct. You can either search on this website or call one of our friendly Travel Consultants.
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