creta mar-gio vacations

Area Guide

Malia is situated on the North Coast of Crete, just 25 minutes from the airport in an area of great natural beauty. In Malia, the Cretan paradise of entertainment and relaxation, we invite you to an unforgettable journey to the sun, the sea and the Cretan way of life. Right at the heart of the sandy beach of Malian and the blue waves, Malia Resort creates the ideal framework for a really unique holiday experience. With the provided services of quality, tailored to match your comfort and effective service, we urge you to enjoy summer days and nights, in a manner that only the island offers.

Malia has 2 sides that are separated by the main national road. The new area towards the beaches of Malia is filled with restaurants, shops, bars and clubs and it has an active nightlife during the summer period to suit everyone’s taste. On the other side is the the picturesque old town of Malia with quant, friendly traditional Greek tavernas, coffee shops, bars and narrow colorful streets.

The Minoan Palace and the archaeological site of Malia are located 3 km East of the town of Malia. From the architectural point of view the Palace of Malia, is the third- largest of the Minoan Palaces and is considered the most "provincial" of them.

Malia Crete

Fast Facts about Malia
Population 7,212 (2010 est)
Area 23.444 sq mi
Time zone Summer: EEST (UTC+3)

Malia Minoan Palace

The town is a tourist attraction, primarily for its significant archaeological site and nightlife. The Minoan town ruins lie three km east of the site and cover an area of approximately 1 square kilometre (0.4 sq mi). The original name for the town is not known.

Distances from the Hotel
Creta Mar-Gio Distance
Sandy beach 500m
Nightlife center 150m
Nearest ATM 30m
Bus station to Heraklion/Ag Nikolaos 10m


Malia is situated in an ideal location to be used as base whilst you explore the rest of Crete: Agios Nikolaos - 18 miles (30km) Heraklion - 20 miles (32km) Hersonissos - 5 miles (6km) Sissi - 5 miles (6km) Stalis -1 mile (1.6km)