Fresh and contemporary, Elkomi is right on Malia’s main strip, putting you in prime position for clubbing and partying. The beach is only a ten-minute walk, too! The studios are a reasonable size and come with their own balconies, air-conditioning and a fridge. Outside is a square pool surrounded by sunbeds and umbrellas. It’s the social heart of the hotel, and the poolside bar serves up cocktails and snacks. Next door to Elkomi is legendary Malia venues Safari and Sticky Fingers.

Overview of Malia, Crete

Malia is the central party spot for all holidays to Crete. From all-night raves to sophisticated cocktail bars, there’s a huge range of venues. Known as Crete’s party capital, Malia’s main strip is a mecca for music lovers. Big name DJs rock up every summer, playing to packed crowds and hanging out on the town’s six beaches. When the sun rises and you’re ready for a snooze, Elkomi is an excellent crash pad, with modern rooms and clean facilities – and best of all, just minutes from Malia’s clubs and bars. If you’re after a spot of culture, Crete’s historic capital, Heraklion, is under an hour away by car. You can see everything from Venetian fortresses to ancient mosques.

Things to do in Malia, Crete

Elkomi is right in the middle of Malia’s Y-shaped strip so you can stroll straight out of your studio and into the action. Whether you prefer house or pop, there’s guaranteed to be a bar or club playing what you love. If you’re not ready to stop partying when the sun comes up, there’s even a number of 24-hour bars! After you’ve danced through the night, head to Malia’s Glozanie Beach. You can wander down the wide promenade, stop off in beach bars and cafes, doze on sun-loungers or try fun activities like banana-boating, jet-skiing or even a PADI diving course. Malia is the place to be for hardcore partying from sunset to sunrise. And when you’re ready for a break, the authentic local tavernas are guaranteed to have a candle-lit table and delicious Grecian dish waiting for you.

Resort Summary

The vibrant town of Malia is made up of two distinct halves, which are split by a main road that’s bursting with energy. The first encompasses the coastal part of town, where you’ll find six beaches backed by bars, plus one of the best nightlife scenes in all of Europe. On the other half of town is where quieter days are spent, strolling along the cobbled lanes of Malia’s old town and sipping coffee from the terrace of a local taverna.

Because really, there’s no need to pick between raucous and laid-back holidays – in Malia, you can have them both.