Heraklion Malia beach

General information

Malia Beach Heraklion: The famous village of Malia is located 36 km east of Heraklion town in a fertile area famous for its windmills and local products. The beach of Malia that appears right in front of the settlement consists of fine white sand and crystal-clear waters and is considered as one of the island's finest beaches.

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Malia is a much preferred destination among young crowds as it combines a wide variety of modern facilities and traditional layout. A small part of the village actually remains untouched by tourism and a couple of kilometres from the village you will also find the archeological site of Malia.

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Hotels in Malia

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Ikaros Beach Resort & Spa


With a big variety of activities of which to choose, Ikaros Beach Resort & Spa in Heraklion, Crete offers great relaxation moments among luxurious pools, spa facilities, but also action sports, waterslides for the kids, a sandy beach, tasty Mediterranean meals and refreshing cocktails. Suitable for ...

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Cretan Malia Park


Decorated with earthy materials, Cretan Malia Park Hotel is situated in Malia, within a short distance of the seashore. The hotel is surrounded by greenery and it offers modern rooms with a stylish atmosphere. The carefully designed garden of the hotel creates a lovely setting for your ...

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High Beach

4 stars

Ideal for beachfront accommodation, High Beach Hotel allows you to stay right by the seashore of Malia. In addition to its wonderful sea views, the hotel provides a lovely garden full of flowers which houses a dining area. Minimal rooms with a modern style are available for your accommodation.


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2 Reviews
  • federpu 19 Apr 2009
    Much crowded and noisy
    We had at first booked a hotel room in Malia for 8 nights but after two days there, I couldn't find some peace. All you see is drunken British with a beer at hand. It is really a shame because the area around is so nice amd the beach is so clean. We immediately packed our things and looked for a hotel room somewhere else, in the close villages. After a lot of effort (it was middle August, the most crowded time to go for holidays in Crete), we found a room in Hersonissos, not that high class as our hotel in Malia but at least quieter.
  • olkadrop35 17 Jun 2008
    Malia has the best taverns on Crete. Very friendly staff and nice drinks. There I ate the best dakos and onion pies. The beach is also nice and very long. Also very crowded, so get your own umbrella because you might not find anyone left.