Holiday In Malia
On your next annual leave, you’re going all-out. We’re talking strong drinks, loud music and sleeping ’til noon, just to get up and do it all again. (Not to mention 6 km of pristine beach and 4,000 years of history, if you’re into that.) Book a Malia package and get your bum to Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, for the kind of holiday you’ll need a holiday from afterwards.
Things to Do in Malia
Trade your comfy travelling clothes for thongs and a swimsuit and hit the beach to get your Malia holiday started! It’s easy to know where to go: The city’s most popular stretch of sand is called Central Beach. There are day clubs all over this waterfront real estate, so just do some bar-hopping to find your favourite beats and bites—and even DJ battles, if you’re lucky.
Malia isn’t all about beach parties and bikinis. Well, it can be, but trust us, you want to make a trip to the Palace of Knossos, 35 km west. Book one of our Malia car hire deals to visit the home of the legendary Minotaur, who lurked in its labyrinth feeding on humans (don’t worry, the Greek hero Theseus killed him ages ago). Can’t get enough mythology? Athens holidays have enough to fill a university textbook (or three), and it’s just an hour plane ride north.
Shopping, Dining & Nightlife
Whether you lost your sunnies in the waves or just want to do some tipsy browsing, the main road running south from the beach (conveniently known as Beach Road in English) is an easy walk from your chaise lounge. Beyond sun accessories, definitely pick up sweet Cretan wines for your co-workers, Greek jewellery for mom—and some cheese for yourself. A little beach picnic never hurt anyone.
Malia packages near Beach Road are close to to pretty much everything, so work on your tan a little more, then refuel for the nightlife. Look past the Chinese buffets and fast food and find the authentic ouzerias serving up cheese and olive platters and tzatziki. For something more, head to the tavernas of Old Town for kabobs and moussaka (lamb and eggplant in a white sauce). You’re gonna need a solid base for what’s to come.
The nightlife on a holiday in Malia is more like “all-the-time” life, and by now, you should know where to find it: Beach Road! There are more bars and clubs here than there are umbrellas on the beach (OK, maybe not that many), and they’ll be open all night, so you can hit up all the hot spots. Wild night last night? The darkened basement bars of Old Town are probably more up your “alley”—let the classic bouzouki music soothe your tired party soul.
If your motto is “sleep is for the weak” and your favourite drink is whatever’s on 2-for-1 special, holidays to Malia were made for you. Those who like their shots with a side of culture will fit right in here, so book today and get the party started!
Hotels in Malia
Keen to crawl beneath the covers (and perhaps acquaint yourself with the mini bar) at your Malia hotel? No dramas. There are more than 254 places to crash listed on lastminute.com.au.
If you'd rather spend money on adventures than on a hotel room, the Angela Studios & Apartments and the Pyrgos Beach Hotel Apartments are two places you should check out. There's also the High Beach - All Inclusive and the Aktia Lounge Hotel & Spa. These high-end hotels are for those who want to be surrounded by luxury while they're here.
Top hotels for your Malia holiday
Cretan Malia Park a Member of Design Hotels
Kyknos Beach Hotel & Bungalows - All Inclusive
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.