Move over Ibiza, Malia is the Mediterranean’s new party capital with its gorgeous beaches by day and superb clubs and bars by night. Situated on the northeastern tip of Crete, Malia is making a name for itself as the place to be this summer. And with months full of foam parties, big name DJs and great value drinks, it’s no surprise that this holiday destination is growing in popularity every year!
To help you make the most of your Malia holidays, we’ve put together the definitive guide on what’s what in terms of restaurants, bars and clubs. This edition of our tips and advice blog is brought to you by our Club 18-30 rep who will be letting you in on the locals-only tips on where to go and what to do in this Med paradise.
Malia is one of the hottest up-and-coming resorts in terms of clubbing holidays. Some of the world’s biggest and best clubs line up along the infamous Malia Beach Road, making it hard to get from one end to the other without getting involved in a fishbowl or two!
Most clubs don’t open until after midnight, so most people get the party started at a few local bars before heading out to the big clubs. Catch some of the biggest UK acts at Camelot and make sure you’re there for their wild foam parties. Candy Club is a relative newbie, but still has the crowds lining up for their glow nights, silent discos and top electro DJs. Enjoy the warm nights and watch the barmen juggle fire and pour drinks at Banana Club.
If you’re up and about during the day – good luck with that – then you’ve got to go to Zoo Bar, which is just as famous for its daytime entertainment as it is by night. Start the night early at Petrino, the only 24-hour bar in Malia or take a turn on the mike at Malia’s number one karaoke bar, Premier. For a real head-spin, grab a group and try an XXXL signature fishbowl at Help Bar – it’s a whopping €300, but you definitely won’t need anything else that night!
Looking for somewhere to refuel and recharge your batteries? There are plenty of restaurants offering good, cheap meals to get you back on your feet again. Join the locals for Greek dancing and Cretan dishes at San Giorgio or get a taste of the homeland at the British-style Red Lion Pub. And if you’re looking for a hair of the dog, And for those seeking a taste of Mexico, why not try some tequila with dinner at Gringo’s Mexican! As they say, what happens in Malia, stays in Malia!
If you like the sound of the Malia strip, why not find out more about this lively place in our Malia destination guide?