For a change from the beach scene, the old town is worthy of a wander. But if you’re keen to keep the kids happy, the Amazonas Park is a winner. Here you’ll see unusual and endangered animals up close. Or learn more about the mighty king of the gods at the Cave of Zeus.
Eats and beats
From a full English to fish and chips, Tex-Mex to Chinese, and meze to moussaka, holidays to Malia are packed with gastronomical treats. Resident DJs playing club bangers and 70s classics ought to tempt you later on. But by midnight, Malia's big clubs are warming up for the foam-party frolics.
Take a day trip
Malia sits between Aghios Nikolaos and Heraklion on the northern coast of Crete, meaning day trips are a must. Visit Aghios Nikolaos and discover beaches, charming marinas and traditional tavernas. In Heraklion, you’ll find the sprawling archaeological site, Palace of Knossos, which offers a glimpse into the island’s past.