Malia Travel Guide
Overview Malia offers fun, sunny days and steamy nights of partying.
Situated on the north coast of Crete, its shops, cafes, hotels,
kiosks and tavernas stay busy during peak season, and bright lights
and pumping music are a nightly presence in its cosmopolitan clubs
and pubs. Other attractions include a few glorious miles of sandy
beach, Krasi village's wooded slopes and rushing streams, and the
2000 BC ruins of Malia Palace.
Malia © phileole
Shopping This is resort shopping at its finest. Visitors can purchase
flip-flops, sunscreen, jewellery and leather goods, as well as
ceramics, embroidery and other handcrafts. The local wines and
cheeses are very good.
Restaurants Visitors can enjoy anything from traditional Greek food, to a
quick pasta or take-out burger.
Nightlife Malia's nightlife has a reputation for being one of the
Mediterranean's hottest for young clubbers, and is on a par with
Ibiza and Mallorca. The main strip along the beach is thick with
touts luring visitors into their establishments, promising of free
admission and a variety of drinks offers.
Activities Holidaymakers can enjoy watersports such as banana-boat and
jet-ski rides, water-skiing, parasailing, and gentle pedalo
outings, especially on the busy Dolphin and Agapi beaches. Many
beaches are popular among casual football and volleyball players,
and have daytime bars that play music on the sand. Travellers who
explore a little further can go on forest hikes and visit
Negatives Although Malia has a long, wide stretch of beach, it becomes
heavily crowded during the peak holiday season. The resort's
popularity among young party goers means it isn't the best option
for a family holiday.