Things to do in Malia this summer
Go golden on Glozanie Beach
The main beach at Malia is a glorious stretch of sand where you can laze around and recover from the previous night's excitement or try one of the many water sports available, including water skiing, jet skiing and parasailing. Why not get involved in some of the organised football and volleyball events that are held daily?
Fill up on souvlaki, moussaka and more
There's a huge selection of restaurants in Malia, serving up a variety of international cuisine like Chinese, Mexican and Indian to the usual fast food burgers and chips. Try some local cooking in one of the many tavernas on the beachfront and old town, which serve up grilled meats and chicken on skewers (souvlaki), or cheesy moussaka made with lamb and herbs.
Go back in time at the Palace of Malia
Walk among the ruins of this ancient Bronze Age palace-city, which provides a glimpse into Minoan daily life as it might have been circa 1900 BC – the perfect reason to take a break from the beach. Learn about the ceremonies and festivities that were held in this great court and enjoy the peaceful setting just east of Heraklion (Crete’s capital city).
Hop on a coastline cruise
A great way to explore the ocean and snorkel in the shallows, sightseeing cruises are available to book from the town centre. A chance to catch some rays and perhaps a glimpse of dolphins as well, cruises are also a great opportunity to explore nearby towns like Hersonissos and Sissi.
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