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Magical Malia holidays 2021

Sitting on Crete’s northern coast, Malia is a buzzing little town with big personality. It’s the nightlife that draws so many here, but beyond that you’ll find a fascinating Old Town and much more.

With something of a festival atmosphere throughout summer, Malia is a party destination. Nightclubs and bars and boat parties are the main events here, and of course the soft sandy stretches of beach. Summers are hot and lively, while late autumn and early spring bring a more sedate feel and offer the chance to bag cheap Malia holidays outside of peak season.

History in Malia

Beyond the pulsating clubs and bars, Malia has an ancient side well worth seeking out. Settlement here dates back to the Minoan times when it was the Kingdom of Sarpedon. Fascinating ruins just east of the town reveal a vast, ancient palace where numerous treasures were discovered, including a famous golden bee pendant – now an emblem of the Minoan period in Crete.

Why book Malia holidays

Hit the nightlife & bar scene

Best-known for its party scene, Malia is brimming with neon-lit clubs, lively bars, foam parties and more

Discover the best beaches

Malia Beach is the perfect place to spend your days lazing about, plus there are bars nearby if you fancy a refresher

Fun water parks

Cool off from the heat with a trip to the nearby waterpark 

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Top attractions

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Holidays in Malia offer sun, sea, sand and an opportunity to explore some of Crete’s best highlights.

  • Take a stroll around Malia’s Old Town. Around 1km from the beach, this warren of twisting alleyways, where foliage tumbles from balconies over pretty stone houses, is an atmospheric historic area.
  • Have a wild night out on the strip. The hedonistic centre of Malia, located on Dimokratias Street, is packed with bars and thumping clubs that’ll have you dancing all night long.
  • Take a day trip to Psychro Cave, a subterranean, ethereal underworld of dramatic rock formations and emerald hued pools.
  • Take Malia’s Happy Train out to some of Crete’s more traditional towns and villages. The 90-minute excursion takes you inland to the mountains to see quintessential Cretan life.
  • Soak up some Greek culture by visiting the oldest church in Malia, Panagia Galatiani, which was constructed using mud and milk from local animals. Also don’t miss the stunning murals inside the Orthodox church of Agios Nektariosa.
Adventure in Malia

Adventure in Malia

A veritable adventure playground, Malia holidays can satisfy even the hardiest adrenaline junkie with plenty of outdoor activities.

  • Get behind the wheel and take a quad bike tour of the countryside surrounding Malia. You can zoom around off road up into the mountains and along the coast, enjoying brilliant views of the island.
  • With such sweltering weather, Crete’s many water parks make a fantastic day out to cool off. Head to Watercity near Heraklion for thrilling slides, crazy water bowls and splash pools galore.
  • Get out into nature in Crete’s Samaria Gorge. The 16km walk along the gorge is a brilliant adventure, where you might see wild goats and enjoy the scent of wildflowers in spring.
  • Mountainous Crete is a hiker’s paradise. Get yourself a map or invest in a guide for the day and strike out from Malia into the mountains inland. You could ascend the Timios Stavros, the highest peak at 2,546 metres, or walk along the Sfakia coast.
  • Want to get your thrills on the water? There are plenty of great watersports on offer in Malia, from parasailing to wakeboarding and jet skiing.

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Malia weather

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Your Malia questions answered

How long is the flight to Malia?

Direct flights from the UK to Malia take around four hours. The main airport for Malia is Heraklion International.

Top Malia holiday destinations

Like the sound of Malia but want to explore some more of the region? Here are some other great destinations you can find in Crete:

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