This coastal town of Greece has plenty to offer in terms of culture, style and history, as well as the ever-popular unique and thrilling nightlife. Although Malia holidays have become most popular for tourists visiting Crete, their capacity to function as a cultural and historical attraction still remains. As a result the town allures a varied demographic, with sights and sounds to suit those in search of both hedonism and education. The preserved monuments maintain the town’s rich history, particularly prevalent during day trips to Elounda and the museums and archaeological sites of Heraklion. A plethora of nearby villages showcases quaint beaches and scenic beauty if you’d prefer to retreat from the spirited nightlife during your holidays. If you’d rather to be in the heart of the action, then there’s no place like the club strip on a summer’s night.
Malia has plenty to offer for all holiday types. If you're stuck for ideas, take advantage of the loveholidays.com guide to attractions in Malia, and make the most of your time away.
Life’s a Beach
When on cheap holidays to Malia, you will be blessed with six irresistible beaches, each with their own idiosyncrasies. If you’re in search of silence and sun after a night out on the main strip, then head east for a quieter atmosphere. The promenades are laced with a variety of accommodation facilities including luxury apartments and family friendly all inclusive hotels. Traditional and British restaurants are conveniently located by the beachside, along with pubs and open-air bars. For the designated drivers, water sports are on offer during the sunny days, including jet skiing, water skiing and scuba diving. If you’d like to exercise your brain rather than your body, take a short trip to Chania or Hersonissos, where a range of museums, galleries and monasteries display the historical importance of Crete and the rest of Greece.
Delightful Days and Nourishing Nights
For an unforgettable night, the options on Malia holidays are endless. Head to Beach Road and commence your night at bars and clubs such as WKD, Candy Club and Bananas. Big name DJs provide the soundtrack to summer along with foam parties and laser shows for a multisensory clubbing experience. Many of the nightclubs open at midnight, so the nearby bars, including indoor and outdoor spaces will be sure to quench your thirst and prepare you for a lengthy night. For a night on the tiles complimented by a dose of daytime culture, take a twenty-minute drive down to Gouves, where family friendly attractions such as the Dinosauria Exhibition Centre are coupled with British bars such as the Wembley Pub Sports Café. If nostalgia for home isn’t on the agenda, the old town of Rethymnon will transport visitors back to the ancient days of Greece. The fanciful town maintains Venetian and Ottoman architecture through narrow streets and alleyways, exuding charm and originality on your holidays in Malia. The photogenic Renaissance buildings are coupled with an atmospheric harbour, where you can gaze at the stars in the evening while enjoying traditional Greek cuisine. When not shopping for traditional trinkets and suave souvenirs, take a trip to the Sacred Monastery of Arkadi, steeped in history and surrounded by heavenly hills and gorgeous gorges.