Malia is a harbor town located 34 km east of Heraklion and is ranking as one of the most popular holiday resorts in Europe.
Malia is primarily known for its nightlife and is well-liked among individuals and couples of young ages mainly visiting from the United Kingdom and Scandinavian counties. The town has plenty of hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
The Minoan town of Malia lies 4 km east of the town and is one of the largest in Crete covering an area of 3000 square meters with the a main attraction King Sarpidon’s palace. Malia region also includes villages such as Mochos and Stalida.
A long sandy beach extends along the coastline of Malia with many beaches, restaurants and cafes, as well as water sport activities.