"Fun, sunny days and steamy party nights galore - welcome to Malia!"
Majestic Holidays to MaliaAlthough well-known throughout Europe as a party capital, Malia is also blessed with natural beauty of sweeping olive-groves, majestic vistas of Mount Selena and glorious stretches of sun-drenched coastline. Despite its deserved reputation as a mecca for fun-lovers and those in search of vibrant nightlife, Malia, on the island of Crete is truly a destination with something to offer all ages, and won’t stop until you’ve fallen for its charms.
Malia holidays provide rest, relaxation and fun-filled experiences for visitors of all persuasions. Lounge atop sun-drenched sands with the soothing sounds of Aegean waves, wander the shady streets of a quaintly traditional Old Town, dance ‘til dawn with the fun-loving locals and do it all again tomorrow.
Malia Beach Holidays
SunbathingFor many people, a trip to Malia means just one thing… sun! If you’re hoping to work on your tan, then you certainly won’t be disappointed with the climate here. Head down to the beautiful beach and pull up a deck chair… or simply stretch out in the golden sands. There are even bars along the beach, where you’ll be able to sip on a cocktail while you enjoy the sunshine!
Quiet spotsHoping to get away from the crowds? Head along the beach in either direction, or even visit the attractive hamlet of Krasi, and you’ll soon find yourself enjoying a little peace and quiet. You never have to travel too far in order to find a secluded spot in Malia!
Hot spotsThose looking for excitement and a lively atmosphere you will find it in abundance down at the beaches of Malia and Stalis. Here there is a colourful beach culture, with a great provision for sports and games, as well as a wide range of bars, and frequent beach parties that start later in the evening!
DivingThere are some great spots for diving, located not far along the coast from Malia. There are plenty of places to hire out scuba gear, and the superb underwater visibility in the area means that you will have no problem at all in spotting some of the weird and wonderful marine life of the area.
Malia Clubbing Holidays
ClubsFor many people, Malia will be best known for its superb range of nightclubs. There are a disproportionately large number of venues on offer for such a small town, and when you head into the centre of the resort you’ll be able to find a great range of clubs offering live music, DJs, and dance floors that stay busy right into the early hours of the morning.
BarsThere is a great range of bars on offer around the resort town of Malia. Most of these can be found in the centre, but there is also a good string of venues located along the beach. Here you’ll be able to enjoy a wide range of premium beverages, and many also specialise in creating exotic cocktails!
TavernasIf you want to experience the true Greek culture of Malia, then pay a visit to one of the town’s more traditional tavernas. There are quite a few to choose from, and these popular drinking spots are a great place to come if you are hoping to experience a taste of the local culture. From popular Greek bar snacks to live music and dancing, Malia’s tavernas often provide a lively night out.
HotelsAnyone hoping for a little comfort and luxury during their trip will be spoilt for choice with Malia’s superb range of top quality hotels. There are a good number of properties situated close to the central clubbing district, and you’ll be able to enjoy some great deals when you book a stay as a part of a group.
Malia Couples Holidays
CuisineBe sure to try out the local cuisine, during your trip to Malia. You’ll be able to find a great range of romantic restaurants, where you can dine out in style… choosing from either international favourites, or a range of traditional Greek dishes, expertly prepared to age-old recipes.
RomanceIf you’re looking for a romantic break, then Malia would be a great place to come. Not only will you find some terrific beaches on offer, but the town is set in a beautiful landscape of rolling hills and olive groves… providing the perfect backdrop for your romantic break!
HotelsLooking for a comfortable base for your romantic break to Malia? You certainly won’t have to look far! You can check in to the fabulous Nikos hotel for example, and enjoy first class service in luxurious surroundings. There are plenty of others as well, such as the El Komi or Mare hotels, which also cater well for couples.
- Nikos Hotel
- El Komi Hotel
Things To DoThere’s more to do in Malia than just lounging around on beaches... as you’ll soon see for yourself! Anyone fond of hiking or cycling will find some beautiful scenery inland, as well as a range of dramatic coastal paths. Alternatively, you could enjoy a spa treatment, or even try your hand at some exciting water sports during your stay.
Malia Culture Holidays
Old TownMalia’s Old Town is a great place to go if you’re looking to sample some of the local flavour. Here, an intricate network of narrow streets and cobbled alleys wind between the traditional Greek houses and an array of market stalls sell everything from fresh fruit to handicrafts and souvenirs.
CultureWhile it has earned itself something of a reputation as a popular resort town, Malia also boasts a richly traditional culture – if you’re prepared to look a little deeper. Head into the old town, or visit one of the tavernas outside of the resort centre. Here you’ll be able to enjoy traditional Greek cuisine, in addition to native song and dance.
HistoryIf you’re looking for local history during your trip to Malia, then you’ll certainly find it… a great place to start your explorations would be at the grand Palace of Malia. There are some great architectural tours on offer, and this fascinating Minoan Palace is believed to have been built as early as 1900BC.
MarinaThen again, if it’s beautiful sea views you’re after, then take a trip down to the Marina. Here you’ll be able to see for miles out to sea, as well as admiring the picturesque rows of fishing and sailing boats that bob gracefully in the harbour. There are even opportunities for taking a boat trip from here.
Things to do in Malia
Explore Malia from a different angle and submerge yourself into a spot of diving around the coast. Boasting beautiful collections of colourful sealife, Malia’s diving opportunities are not to be missed as they offer a truly magical experience of what lurks beneath the sparkling Aegean Sea. Make a splash or relax poolside in Malia Slides, catering for all ages with its unequalled collection of pools, flumes and, of course, slides. The ideal way to cool down and jump into a world of fun, this park also boasts some stunning views of Malia’s surrounding natural landscapes.
Dive into the Blue and Paint the Town RedMalia’s pride and joy is arguably its stunningly gorgeous coastline, boasting endless stretches of golden sands and the glistening depths of the Aegean Sea in which to dip your toes. Sunbathers, water-sport lovers and those simply looking to relax and enjoy the atmosphere all flock to Malia’s warm sands to laze away the day in style – there’s no better R&R; on offer.
Malia’s New Town has flourished into a busy, bustling tangle of sun-soaked streets, traditional restaurants, shady cafes and trendy bars, whilst the Old Town remains a stunningly picturesque collection of historical architecture, winding, cobbled pathways and charming, authentic tavernas. Exploring the town is the perfect way to get under the skin of this island in Greece, and you can be sure it will get under yours, too.
After dark, Malia holidays live up to their party reputation, and then some, as the New Town’s countless clubs, bars, pubs and venues open for business, crank up the music and switch on the strobes, serving up night after night of fun-filled, good times. However, if a sophisticated beachside cocktail is more your style, head to the seafront and select one of the many bars in which to watch the phenomenal sunset.