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

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.


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.

A light-brown church with a sharp-cornered façade, a dome, and a small belfry - the Panagia Kera Church, Kritsa.
distant ≈ 32.1km

Panagia Kera Church


Panagia Kera's distinct exterior look will surprise you, and once inside, the ancient biblical hagiography will fascinate you.

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.


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.


«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.


Malia Old Town

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

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.

Agios Nikolaos

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


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.

Malia Why visit?

  • A late Bronze Age town.
  • in particular British tourists choose it for its sand, sea, and sun.
  • Perfect climate for banana trees.

Malia Museums

An old house wall with selves full of utensils, bottles, an cups in the Rodanthi Museum, Kritsa.
distant ≈ 30.9km

Rodanthi Museum


Crete's herbs are used for traditional medicines, infusions, and cuisine. Museum Rodanthi gives an engaging tour into the island's botanical wealth.

The exterior of the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum in Myrtia square.
distant ≈ 33.1km

Nikos Kazantzakis Museum


This two-story building at the central square of the village, where the great author was born, hosts exhibits that celebrate his work.


Lychnostatis - Cretan Open Air Museum

The Lychnostatis Open Air Museum offers a journey in Cretan life of the past few centuries. It is a remarkable exhibition of everyday objects.

Malia Things to Do

A human hand offers food to a monkey with Crete's mountains in the background.
distant ≈ 21.6km
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Amazonas Park Crete


A menagerie with a few animals from the tropics. You can feed playful and friendly lemurs. Ideal for families. Note: animals in artificial habitat.

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)

The Malia Strip is a street with bars and nightclubs. Parties start around 11pm and finish around sunrise or later. Drink and act responsibly.

Malia Beaches

A color pallet sea with all shades between turquoise and blue at Voulisma Beach, Istro Lasithi.
distant ≈ 44.1km

Voulisma Beach

Istro Lasithi

A gorgeous beach with sand and rocks below short cliffs. Turquoise waters. Excellent vibes. You could also go up the hill, if you feel adventurous.


Malia Beach

A wide beach with fine sand and shallow waters. It is busy with people enjoying the sun in beach bars. Water sports rentals available.