Alexander Beach

  • 5m to beach
  • 800m to town centre
  • Sun terrace
  • Beachfront
  • Private beach area
  • Indoor Pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The Alexander Beach Hotel & Village, just 32 km east of Iraklion, is a green oasis with a magnificent view of the bay of Malia. The lively villages Malia and Stalis are only a few ... Continue reading

The Alexander Beach Hotel & Village, just 32 km east of Iraklion, is a green oasis with a magnificent view of the bay of Malia. The lively villages Malia and Stalis are only a few minutes away. Over 400 m private beach, several swimming pools, a lot of sport and entertainment shows (English, Germany), Greek evenings, barbecues and disco evenings make the Alexander Beach into a perfect holiday destination. The distance from the airport is 32 km.

Activities

  • Billiards
  • Canoeing
  • Children's playground
  • Darts
  • Diving
  • Entertainment staff
  • Evening entertainment
  • Horse riding Off-site
  • Kids Club
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Water sport facilities (on site)

Other facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Beachfront
  • Garden
  • Private beach area
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Car hire
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Gift shop
  • Heating
  • Mini-market on site
  • Newspapers
  • Packed lunches
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shops (on site)
  • VIP room facilities

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Alexander Beach in Malia. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Avg. Evening Temp (°C) 15 19 22 22 20 17 13 10 9 8 9 12

Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Alexander Beach in Malia easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Alexander Beach with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

The town of Malia, on the north coast of Crete, is ancient but its appeal as a holiday destination is unquestionably aimed at 18 to 30-year-old revellers out for fun, sunny days and steamy party nights. The ruins of the 2000 BC Palace of Malia, a mile or so from the neon strip of the modern holiday resort, draws a few tourists but most are more intent on taking excursions to enjoy the thrills and spills at the waterpark about 15 minutes away, or soaking up the sun, swimming and sea sports on the miles of beautiful white sandy beach.

Modern Malia is a hodge-podge of apartment and hotel complexes, tavernas, cafés, kiosks and shops crammed along a busy strip, offering everything the package tour holiday could include. At night the lights are bright and the music pumps in Malia's many cosmopolitan pubs and clubs until sunrise. The most attractive feature of a Malia holiday is its three miles (5km) of sandy beach, washed by crystal clear sea, under blazing sun. There is no natural shade but the beach is well-supplied with parasols and sunbeds, and dotted with bar kiosks and watersports operators. The road into the mountains south of the holiday resort, leading to the pretty village of Krasi, offers a scenic alternative with its wooded slopes and rushing springs.

Resort Rating

Scenery

Shopping

Family

Watersports

Young

Cost

Nightlife

Sightseeing

Beach

Restaurants

Activities

On a Malia holiday, energetic holidaymakers can fill their days with all manner of watersports, particularly on the busy Dolphin and Agapi beaches, from banana boat and jet-ski rides to waterskiing and para-sailing, or a gentle pedalo outing. Many beaches have daytime bars with deejays providing music on the sand. Volleyball and football games are also regular features on the Malia beaches. There are two crazy golf courses on the sea front. Various excursions are on offer, from forest hikes to archaeological expeditions. Most visitors hire a quad bike, motor scooter or a car for all or part of their visit in order to explore further afield, or take a jeep safari.

Restaurants

There is no shortage of restaurants of all sorts in Malia, whether it be for slowly-savoured traditional Greek meal, a quick pasta or take-out burger. The 24-hour McDonald's is probably the lowest-budget option, while the most expensive establishments are those with a sea view and classy ambience. Most of the restaurants offer menus featuring British favourites along with a few Greek specialities, but there are numerous different international cuisine options, particularly Italian, Indian and Mexican. The Red Lion is popular for English breakfasts, while Jasmine House has good Chinese, and for an authentic Greek meal try the Kreta Taverna.

Nightlife

Malia's nightlife has a reputation for being one of the Mediterranean's hottest for young clubbers and pubbers, on a par with Ibiza and Majorca. The main strip along the beach is thick with touts and barkers luring clients into their establishments with promises of free admission and a variety of special offers, such as 'two drinks for the price of one', or free shots. There are a number of popular bars and cafes open late, and you can try karaoke at Premier Bar or drink a cocktail from a melon at the Yiassou Melon Bar. The Malia clubs take their lead from their UK counterparts, boasting names like London, Newcastle and the Corker Club, and are occupied mainly by young Brits. In the early hours many of the revellers end up sleeping off their drinking sprees on the beach before seeking out breakfast and bed.

Shopping

A Malia holiday offers the predictable range of Greek resort shopping, from flip-flops and sun cream to jewellery and leather goods. All the shops are clustered along the strip and open between 9am and 10pm, seven days a week. Good souvenirs to look out for are embroidery and other handcrafts, as well as the delicious local cheeses and wine. Ceramics, leathergoods and jewellery are all popular as well.

Negatives

Although Malia has a long, wide stretch of beach it becomes heavily crowded during the height of the summer holiday season. The resort has been largely taken over by young Brits, from teens to early 20s, whose behaviour is often lewd and bawdy, therefore it is not suitable for a family holiday.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Greek,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.88

This week's weather forecast

Moderate or heavy rain shower
21°C Low 16°C
Today: Sat 27 May
Patchy rain possible
20°C Low 17°C
Sun 28 May
Partly cloudy
21°C Low 16°C
Mon 29 May
Light rain shower
21°C Low 16°C
Tue 30 May
Sunny
22°C Low 17°C
Wed 31 May
A selection of available rooms is shown below. More options may be available.
  • Beach Front Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Bathroom with bathtub or Shower
    • Terrace/ Balcony
    • Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Refrigerator/Mini Fridge
    • Babycot [Free of Charge]
    • Radio
    • Air Conditioning
    • Safety Box (free of charge)
    • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Double Room with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Hair Dryer
    • Minibar
    • Safe
    • Satellite TV
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Telephone
    • WC
    • Fridge
  • Double Room with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Radio
    • Internet access
    • Minibar
    • Fridge
    • Double bed
    • King-size bed
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Central heating
    • Individually adjustable heating
    • Safe
    • Living room
    • Balcony
    • Terrace
    • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Individually adjustable heating
    • Shower
    • Bathroom: 1
    • Bathtub
    • Central heating
    • Radio
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Fridge
    • Safe
  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Shower
    • Bathroom: 1
    • Bathtub
    • Radio
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Individually adjustable heating
    • Central heating
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Fridge
    • Safe
  • Economy Double Room
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Fridge
    • Safe
  • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Fridge
    • Safe
  • Economy Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Radio
    • Bathroom: 1
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Individually adjustable heating
    • Central heating
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Fridge
    • Safe
  • Family Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Hair Dryer
    • Safe
    • Satellite TV
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Telephone
    • WC
    • Fridge
  • Family Room with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • Central heating
    • Radio
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Shower
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Individually adjustable heating
    • Bathroom: 1
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Bathtub
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Fridge
    • Safe
  • Family Room with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Individually adjustable heating
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Central heating
    • Bathtub
    • Shower
    • Bathroom: 1
    • Radio
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Fridge
    • Safe
  • Junior Suite with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • Minibar
    • Individually adjustable heating
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Bathroom: 1
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Bathtub
    • Radio
    • CD player
    • Toiletries
    • Shower
    • Central heating
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • DVD player
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Fridge
    • Safe
  • Junior Suite with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Hair Dryer
    • Safe
    • Satellite TV
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Telephone
    • WC
    • Fridge
  • Junior Suite with Sea View
    • DVD player
    • Toiletries
    • Minibar
    • CD player
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Fridge
    • Safe
  • Single Room with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Hair Dryer
    • Safe
    • Satellite TV
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Telephone
    • WC
    • Fridge
  • Single Room with Garden View
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Fridge
    • Safe
  • Suite
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Fridge
    • Safe
  • Suite with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • Central heating
    • CD player
    • DVD player
    • Bathroom: 1
    • Minibar
    • Toiletries
    • Individually adjustable heating
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Bathtub
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Radio
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Fridge
    • Safe
  • Suite with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Shower
    • Toiletries
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Radio
    • CD player
    • Central heating
    • DVD player
    • Minibar
    • Bathtub
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Bathroom: 1
    • Individually adjustable heating
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Fridge
    • Safe
  • Suite with Sea View
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Fridge
    • Safe
  • Superior Double Room with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Hair Dryer
    • Minibar
    • Safe
    • Satellite TV
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Telephone
    • WC
    • Fridge
  • Superior Double Room with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Hair Dryer
    • Minibar
    • Safe
    • Satellite TV
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Telephone
    • WC
    • Fridge
  • Superior Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Hair Dryer
    • Safe
    • Satellite TV
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Telephone
    • WC
    • Fridge
  • Superior Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Central heating
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Bathtub
    • Shower
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Individually adjustable heating
    • Bathroom: 1
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Radio
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Fridge
    • Safe
  • Superior Double or Twin Room with Garden View
    • Bathroom: 1
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Fridge
    • Safe
  • Superior Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • Bathroom with bathtub or Shower
    • Terrace/ Balcony
    • Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Refrigerator/Mini Fridge
    • Babycot [Free of Charge]
    • Radio
    • Air Conditioning
    • Safety Box (free of charge)
    • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Bathroom with bathtub or Shower
    • Terrace/ Balcony
    • Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Refrigerator/Mini Fridge
    • Babycot [Free of Charge]
    • Radio
    • Air Conditioning
    • Safety Box (free of charge)
    • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Bathroom with bathtub or Shower
    • Terrace/ Balcony
    • Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Refrigerator/Mini Fridge
    • Babycot [Free of Charge]
    • Radio
    • Air Conditioning
    • Safety Box (free of charge)
    • Flat screen satellite TV

Questions and Answers about Alexander Beach

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Men are required to wear long dress trousers for evening meals
No shorts or swim wear to be worn in the dining areas

Added 1 year, 11 months ago.

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