Villa Mare Monte

  • 32km to Heraklion Airport
  • 1.2km to Golden beach of Malia
  • 34km to Heraklion city center
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The Villa Mare Monte is situated between the cozy resort of Stalis and the lively resort of Malia (about 1 km). It is ideal for a peaceful and relaxing holiday at a superb hillside ... Continue reading

The Villa Mare Monte is situated between the cozy resort of Stalis and the lively resort of Malia (about 1 km). It is ideal for a peaceful and relaxing holiday at a superb hillside location not far away from the beach (some 1 km) and the centers of the 2 resorts. Close to all kinds of tourist attractions, this family-run 4 Star hotel makes a great base for couples, families and friends with 22 studios and apartments with comfortable furnishings and a relaxed atmosphere. Guests to the Villa Mare Monte can discover marvellous beaches and sleepy villages along with a wide array of shops, restaurants, traditional tavernas.

Heraklion Airport is 33 km from the hotel.

Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Heating

Other facilities

  • 24hr Reception
  • Garden
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Terrace

Food and Drink

The Hotel is booked as Self-Catering accommodation with options for Bed and Breakfast and Half Board. The complex has a café, a bar and a restaurant, as well as a poolside snack bar and a sun terrace. Themes nights such as, Meze night and BBQ night can be experience once a week. Lunches and dinners as well as breakfast are freshly prepared and is really based on homemade delicious Mediterranean cooking! Food can be varied for guests requiring vegetarian choices as well.

Accommodation

Room facilities

The Villa Mare Monte feature a total of 22 rooms including 12 comfortable studios that can sleep 2 or 3 people and 10 one bedroom and family apartments, superior or luxury  that can sleep up to 4, 5, or 6 people. Each room is equipped with air conditioning (extra charge payable locally), bathroom facilities (shower, WC), double bed or twin beds, kitchenette (with two electric rings and a fridge), telephone, safe (extra charge payable locally), and a good sized balcony or terrace with Garden or Sea Views . Apartments have a separate living area with two sofa beds. Maid service daily except Sunday, towel change twice a week, and linen change once a week. Superior Studios and luxury Apartments have Sea views.

Other Information

Villa Mare Monte is recommended especially for families and couples. Tourist attractions in the surrounding area include the Lichnostatis Museum (about 2 km) and the Minoan Archaeological Site at Malia (about 4 km).

Lobby with a 24-hour check-out service, hotel safe, currency exchange facility, and free public Internet access.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Villa Mare Monte 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 Villa Mare Monte in Malia easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Villa Mare Monte 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

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Watersports

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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 = £0.81

This week's weather forecast

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Questions and Answers about Villa Mare Monte

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or if you have a question about this specific hotel, please get in touch via the Add a Question button below. Our knowledgeable team will aim to respond to your question within 72 hours. In the meantime, previously asked questions can be found below and answers to some of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page.

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Hi Ann
The strip is a 15 minute walk away
Regards sally

Added 10 months, 1 week ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Stu, although things are quietening down mid October, there will still be excursions available and plenty to see. Kind Regards

Added 10 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi there
As my colleague just mentioned, the resort will still be open but in October the season does start to wind down in Greece as a whole so as long as you dont expect the same facilities and business of high season
regards

Added 10 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi
Greece starts closing down mid October, so some of the resort might not be as busy

Added 10 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Stuart, many of amenities will still be open but some do start to close up as the season comes to an end. Kind Regards

Added 10 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi
Most of the bars and restaurants should still be open mid October
REgards Sally

Added 10 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi there
Heres some information for you about the hotels location

Although Villa Mare Monte is only 15 minutes on foot to the heart of Malia, it is a world away from the high-energy buzz of Malia Beach Road with its well known nightlife scene. Your stay at Villa Mare Monte allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Villa Mare Monte's central position in Crete and the good infrastructure of the island easily allow you to explore the surrounding area. Use Villa Mare Monte as your base and discover the attractive towns, charming villages and breathtaking scenery of the beautiful island of Crete.
(Car or bike hire is beneficial, although not necessary.)
Distances
Nearest beach 1.2km (15 minutes on foot) Minoan archaeological site of Malia 3km
Nearest super market 500m (a few minutes on foot) Stalis village centre 1.5km (15 minutes on foot)
Malia Old Town 800m (10 minutes on foot) Heraklion city & international airport 32km
Malia Beach Road 1.5km (15 minutes on foot) Agios Nikolaos 28km

regards

Added 10 months, 3 weeks ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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The property has a bar on site as well as weekly bbq evenings, Malia is a 15 minute walk away with a huge selection of bars and restaurants.
Hope this helps.

Added 10 months, 3 weeks ago.

By Lisaw, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Jess, Malia is packed with bars, clubs, restaurants and shops and is within 1km from the hotel so around a 10/15 minute walk. Kind Regards

Added 10 months, 3 weeks ago.

By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello, The main resort centre is 1km from the property, where you will find numerous bars, restaurants and clubs. Regards

Added 10 months, 3 weeks ago.

By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi
Clubs and bars are about a 15 minute walk from the hotel
Regards Sally

Added 10 months, 3 weeks ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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