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.

Malia Attractions

A part of the remains that depict to the structure and architecture of the Minoan Palace in Knossos.
distant ≈ 38.2km

Minoan Palace of Knossos

The very center of the Minoan civilization that thrived on Crete during the Stone Age and was brought to light by John Evans' excavations.

An picture of the island of Spinalonga where the Venetian fortifications stand.
distant ≈ 35.1km

Spinalonga Fortress (Island)

The Venetians fortified this small island and later became an isolation colony for lepers until 1957. An excellent day trip.

«Malia Minoan Palace» Archaeological Site

These are the remnants of the third-largest Minoan Palace which was destroyed in 1450 BC together with the rest of Minoan civilization.

Windmills of Selí Ambélou

With an amazing view and 24 windmills around, you can take lots of pictures here. There is also a restaurant and a gift shop.

An old stone-built windmill at the area Poros close to Elounta.
distant ≈ 35.2km

Poros Elounda Windmills

The three old but well-preserved windmills are distinctive trademarks of this windy area. The sea nearby has crystal clear waters.

Remains of the Archaeological Site Pyrgos Myrtos with the blue sea in the background.
distant ≈ 46.9km

Pyrgos (Myrtos) Archaeological Site

Minoan town founded approximately 5000 years ago on a high hill with amazing views. It takes about 15 minutes on foot from the intersection.

Malia Old Town

Narrow streets with beautiful houses, tavernas in picturesque squares, island atmosphere - this is the old town of Malia.

Malia Things to Do

An overview of the whole building and the main entrance of CRETAquarium Thalassókosmos.
distant ≈ 23.7km

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.

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.

Malia Museums

Malia Beaches

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.

Malia Day Trips


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


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.

Agios Nikolaos

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

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.