Holidays to Malia

Malia is an exciting and fun-packed holiday resort situated on the north coast of Crete. Located only thirty minutes away from the airport and Crete’s capital city of Heraklion, Malia offers glorious sunshine, golden sandy beaches, archaeological sites and some of the bes bars and nightclubs in Europe.

When to go

Malia has a Mediterranean climate and between the summer months of May and September, especially the peak months of July and August, the weather is sublime, with temperatures reaching 30c and offering very little rain. Spring and autumn are also great times to visit Malia as the temperature sits in the mid-20s, making the shoulder seasons much less crowded and perfect for sightseeing and exploring.

Where to stay

There is a fabulous range of hotels in Malia, from luxury apartments to more affordable accommodations that still offer excellent service and amenities. The family-run Malia Mare hotel is located right in the centre of Malia within walking distance of both the old village and the newer part of town. With a large pool and a swim-up bar, this fantastic hotel is a great choice when booking a package holiday to Malia. The Soula Mari Apartments offer very basic amenities but the major attraction of this hotel is that it is cheap and is situated right on the main strip of Malia. If a quieter holiday is required, the Real Palace on the outskirts of the old village of Malia comes highly recommended. This hotel offers spectacular views of the mountains and the sea and features a large swimming pool.

Attractions and events in Malia

The main reason holiday-makers visit Malia is the world-class nightlife. With well-known DJs, superb nightclubs, quirky and entertaining bars that are open to the early hours of the morning and a wonderful choice of restaurants and fast-food outlets, Malia is the place to go if partying is high on the agenda. For an action-packed family holiday, Malia also offers several beaches, each bursting with watersports, children’s adventure playgrounds, fun activities and a wide selection of cafes, bars and restaurants. The old village of Malia is perfect for a spot of sightseeing, with its quaint cobbled streets, breathtaking architecture, tiny churches and traditional Greek tavernas. The archaeological ruin of the Minoan Palace is a popular attraction in Malia and with the backdrop of the mountains, this is a truly wonderful site to visit. The Malia and Stalis Festival is another great reason for making Malia your next holiday destination. This lively festival features traditional Greek entertainment and cuisine and is enjoyable for the whole family.