Sunshine Hotel

The family-run Sunshine Hotel welcomes you to a tranquil area of the Greek Island of Crete, located in the neighbourhood of Zoodohou Pigis within easy reach of the resort ... Continue reading

The family-run Sunshine Hotel welcomes you to a tranquil area of the Greek Island of Crete, located in the neighbourhood of Zoodohou Pigis within easy reach of the resort facilities of Malia town. The Sunshine Hotel has a number of self-catering studios, each with kitchenette facilities, complemented by chargeable breakfast options and a snack bar serving a variety of dishes and refreshments and bar service. Your onsite enjoyment is in the form of a swimming pool, sun terrace, pool table and satellite TV big screen events. Malia town has plenty to entertain and interest you and the nearby beaches offer relaxation and energetic water sports. Holiday on the Greek Island of Crete on a manageable budget and book into the welcoming Sunshine Hotel at Zoodohou Pigis, convenient for all the fun and attractions of Malia town.


Swimming pool, sun terrace with sun beds and umbrellas; a pool table (charge) and satellite TV area for big screen events. Easy beach and water sports access.


Cots are available on request.


A snack bar serves a variety of local and international dishes, refreshments and beverages; a continental breakfast is served for guests on B&B package, and a pre-booked chargeable English breakfast is possible. A choice of eateries and shops close by.


Room facilities

Guest accommodation includes Single and Twin rooms and Studio’s for 2-3 guests, and  has a bright Mediterranean-style décor with interiors of light summer tones, fabrics of a fresh palette, furnishings which provide for comfort and functionality and amenities for your convenience; features include air-conditioning (local charge), private bathroom, Studio’s have a living/dining area, a fully fitted kitchenette which includes a 2-ring hob, fridge and kettle, there is a safe box for hire, ironing facilities on request and a double bed or twin beds (subject to availability).

Other Information

A 2-minute walk from the Malia main strip with restaurants, tavernas and lively nightlife. Take time to explore the old town of Malia with its local tavernas and historic houses.

Guests arriving outside reception open times should provide approximate arrival time in 'special requests" for check-in purposes.

Front Desk services (open from 8am to midnight), housekeeping, free WiFi in the bar area, internet corner in lobby (local charge), currency exchange, car & bicycle rental, taxi service arrangements, and further standard reception services.

Price Overview

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

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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 Sunshine Hotel in Malia easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Sunshine Hotel 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.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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 = £0.70

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