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Holidays to Malia are about sun-tanning by day and bar-hopping by night – and taverna tours, jet skiing, cocktail hour, water park outings, cruises and monastery trips! The town attracts a young and lively crowd eager to socialise in the local bars and nightclubs.

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Holiday Image Malia, Greece
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  • Date:29 Jul 2014
  • For:7 Nights
  • Board:Self Catering
  • From:Leeds / Bradford
From £156pp
Holiday Image Malia, Greece
80% Saving
  • Date:29 Jul 2014
  • For:7 Nights
  • Board:Self Catering
  • From:Leeds / Bradford
From £156pp

Lively nightlife and beautiful beaches

Malia attracts a lively crowd looking for sunshine and buzzing nightlife in Crete. The focal point of the bar and nightclub scene is the long main street that runs down towards the seafront. Here you'll find most of the late-night action, which ranges from modestly priced restaurants to music bars and dance clubs.

If you’re keen to book one of our reasonably priced holidays to Malia, fill in your dates and click “Find my holiday” now.

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.

Do holidays in this lively Greek coastal town sound like they’ll float your boat? Fill in your dates and click “Find my holiday” or message us on Facebook to find out more.

Facts about Malia

  • The town has over 150 bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs
  • Malia used to be renowned for its potato fields
  • A cave nearby is one of two caves on Crete vying for the title of the birthplace of Zeus
  • Opposite the central beach is a tiny islet that houses the church of Agioi Pantes or All Saints
  • Malia Palace is one of the earliest settlements in all of Europe

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