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The town of Malia, on the north coast of Crete, is ancient but its appeal as a holiday destination to Greece 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 water park about 15 minutes away, or soaking up the sun, swimming and watersports 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 should 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 clear water, 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

A Malia holiday offers the predictable range of Greek resort shopping, from flip-flops and sun cream to jewellery and leather goods. Most of the shops are clustered along the strip and open between 9am and 10pm, seven days a week during the warmer months. Good souvenirs to look out for are embroidery and other handcrafts, as well as the delicious local cheeses and wine. Ceramics, leather goods and jewellery are all popular.

There is no shortage of restaurants of all sorts in Malia, whether it be for slowly-savoured traditional Greek food or 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.

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 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 revellers can try karaoke at a few establishments. 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

Holiday 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 jetski rides to waterskiing and para-sailing, or a gentle pedalo outing. Many beaches have daytime bars 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 seafront. 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.

 

A201 Unrated
Drapano 2 km from Chersonisos: Beautiful apartment block "A201". In a quiet position. For shared use: garden, swimming pool (100 m2, 01.05.-31.10.). Private: swimming pool fenced (21 m2, 01.05.-31.10.). In the complex: restaurant with TV, air..
A301 Unrated
Drapano 2 km from Chersonissos: Beautiful apartment block "A301". For shared use: garden, swimming pool (100 m2, 01.05.-31.10.). Private: swimming pool fenced (21 m2, 01.05.-31.10.). In the complex: restaurant with TV, air conditioning. Linen..
A401 Unrated
Drapano 2 km from Chersonissos: Beautiful apartment block "A401", built in 2003. For shared use: garden, swimming pool (100 m2, 01.05.-31.10.). Private: beautiful garden to relax, swimming pool fenced (21 m2, 01.05.-31.10.). In the complex:..
Australia Hotel Unrated
The hotel offers reception 24h, swimming pool, snack bar, children's playground, Internet access, parking and safety box at the reception (extra cost). All rooms have air conditioning (extra charge), TV, balcony, refridgerator, bathroom with shower, hairdryer..
B206 Unrated
Drapano 2 km from Chersonissos: Beautiful apartment block "B206". In a quiet position, 500 m from the beach. For shared use: garden, swimming pool (20 m2, 01.05.-31.10.). In the complex: restaurant with TV. Linen change 3 times per week. Towel..
Despina Apartments is a family run hotel located in Gouves. The resort is just 7 km to the west Hersonissos resort, known for its night life, 15 km from "Nikos Kazantzakis" airport and 20 km from the historical centre of Heraclion and Knossos..
Europa Hotel is situated 0,5 km from the beach and the center. Hotel facilities include swimming pool and bar. Guest rooms are equipped with bathroom and telephone. Address: 70200 Matala, Crete, Greece
Eva Marina is situated 0,5 km from the beach. Hotel facilities include breakfast area, reception and safe box (x-tra charge). Guest rooms are equipped with bathroom, air condition (x-tra charge) and telephone. Address: 70200 Matala, Crete, Greece
This hotel is located in the centre of Malia, close to the bus stop, bars, restaurants and nightlife. The beach is 1 km away. The hotel features reception, safe (extra charge), lounge, TV, bar, breakfast room, swimming pool and pool bar. The rooms are..
Matala Bay is situated 0,4 km from the beach and the center. Hotel facilities include swimming pool, pool bar and restaurant. Guest rooms are equipped with air condition (x-tra charge), telephone and shower. Address: 70200 Matala, Crete, Greece

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