Attractions, Sights & Things to Do in or near 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.
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 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.
Archaeological Site «Malia Minoan Palace»
The third-largest Minoan Palace founded in 1900, and similarly to the others destroyed in 1450 BC.
Lychnostatis - Cretan Open Air Museum
A series of facilities that reveal the folklore background and the traditional life on the island.
The port of the homonymous village that from the 60's developed to the biggest seaside resort of Crete and one of the biggest in Greece.
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.
Visiting the biggest Greek aquarium and one of the largest in Europe is an ideal opportunity to gain knowledge about the marine environment.
The largest populated city of Crete where the expansion and the "modernisation" process of the '70s destroyed its architectural character.
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.
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.
The capital of the eastern regional unit of Crete (Lasithi) located at Mirabello Bay that stands for moderate & sustainable tourism development.
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.
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.