Town in Crete

A small coastal town famous for its intense nightlife, primarily for young visitors. Aside from bar crawling, a stroll in the old city is a must.

Attractions & Things to Do in Malia

Beach Road - The Malia Strip (Nightlife)

Street with bars and nightclubs that hosts a frantic spree from 11 at night until the early morning hours.

km 0

Malia Beach

Organized wide beach with fine sand and shallow waters. It is busy with many beach bars, amenities, and services like water sports and others.

↑ N
< 1km

Malia Old Town

It includes the traditional notion of a modern tourist resort & it's famous for the narrow streets and the tavernas in picturesque squares.

↓ S
≈ 1.1km

Archaeological Site «Malia Minoan Palace»

The third-largest Minoan Palace founded in 1900, and similarly to the others destroyed in 1450 BC.

→ E
≈ 3.9km

Lychnostatis - Cretan Open Air Museum

A series of facilities that reveal the folklore background and the traditional life on the island.

← W
≈ 7km


This place is known for its lively nightlife. Want to take a break from the beach? Pay a visit to the aquarium and the open-air folklore museum.

↖ NW
≈ 10.1km

Windmills of Selí Ambélou

24 out of the 27 initially existing windmills compose a complex that was characterized as a piece of art from the Greek Government in 1986.

↓ S
≈ 13.2km

CRETAquarium Thalassókosmos

Visiting the biggest Greek aquarium and one of the largest in Europe is an ideal opportunity to gain knowledge about the marine environment.

← W
≈ 23.7km


Heraklion is home to Knossos, the capital of the Minoans, built 4000 years ago. Visit the remarkable archeological museum and the Venetian fortress.

← W
≈ 33.2km

Spinalonga Fortress (Island)

Small island close to Elounda fortified by the Venetians that became a place of isolation for the lepers of Greece between 1904 and 1957.

→ E
≈ 35.2km

Poros Elounda Windmills (& Basilica)

The three old well-reserved round windmills by the sea which are distinctive trademarks of the area that is characterized by the strong winds.

→ E
≈ 35.2km

Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos is a charming little town blessed with gorgeous gorges, boat trip options, historical sites, and beautiful beaches in its vicinity.

↘ SE
≈ 35.4km

Minoan Palace of Knossos

Epicenter of a great civilization that thrived on Crete during the Stone Age and brought to light with the excavations of Sir Arthur John Evans.

← W
≈ 38.2km

Archaeological Site of a Minoan Settlement

Minoan site founded approximately in 3000 BC, located in a protected location with great view.

↓ S
≈ 46.9km

Questions & Answers about Malia

Why Visit Malia?
  • Malia is known among tourists for holidays with 3s, corresponding to sand, sea, sex.
  • Most of the tourists are of younger age, with the majority coming from England.
  • The area is also famous for the delicious bananas grown in local greenhouses.