Ilios 1

The big selling point of the Ilios 1 is the hotel’s central location. When you stay here, you’re right on Malia’s lively strip and only a few steps away from some of the resort’s best bars, clubs and restaurants.

Outside, there’s a small pool that’s bordered by a sunbathing terrace with plenty of loungers for guests.

Studios come with kitchenettes, but there’s also a restaurant if you don’t feel like cooking, and it specialises in tasty Greek and English favourites.

In the evening, you can head to the bar for a pre-drink. If you’re staying in, it has Sky TV and keeps the music going until the early hours.

Overview of Malia

Malia is Crete’s most lively resort. It’s a place that buzzes with energy 24 hours a day. And when you choose Malia for your holiday to Crete, expect an action-packed getaway!

There are two distinct parts that are split by a main road that houses the Ilios 1. The first part of Malia is the coastal side. This includes six beaches that are backed by bars and one of the liveliest nightclub scenes in Europe. The other part of town is much quieter and includes cobbled lanes and relaxing tavernas.

Things to do in Malia

At the Ilios 1, you’re on the main strip, so it’s easy to enjoy a great night out. By day, you’re also only a 10-minute walk away from the beach.

Malia is home to five kilometres of sandy coastline and each of the six beaches has its own personality. If you had a big night and want to chill, head to the relaxing Potamos. If you’re looking for a lively afternoon on the sand, find a space on the main beach.

In the evening, most of the action is on the main strip, which is also closed to traffic so you can drift between bars and clubs.

A party-hard destination that’s brimming with beaches, Malia is a great choice for a holiday to Crete!

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.