While it might have thousands of years of history behind it, modern-day Malia is now famous as the party capital of Crete. Holidays to Malia are stocked with everything you could need to make yours one to remember: soak up the Mediterranean sunshine from a soft-sanded beach, or clear the cobwebs from the night before with some high-octane water sports. If you need a day out, the nearby Watercity is packed with thrills, spills, rides, slides, foamy flumes, and plenty of laughs! However, the nightlife is the star of the show and, once the sun goes down, you’ll find this sleepy little town erupting into a kaleidoscope of neon-lights, cool club tunes and some of the best bars on the island.
Things to do
Malia is Crete’s very own Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde resort. By day, it’s a beach-lover’s paradise, with sun-bleached sands shelving gently into sapphire-blue seas. There are plenty of water sports, if you want to add some adrenaline to your Malia holidays: choose from activities such as water-skiing and banana-boating.
For something a bit different, head to the Watercity waterpark, which is only a short bus-ride away. There, you’ll find some white-knuckle rides and slides, such as the Turbo Cyclone, the Hyper Race and the Kamikaze: a perfect way to clear your head after the night before. However, if that’s a bit too much for you, Watercity has its own sun-loungers and bars. Once you’ve recovered and the sun goes down, it’s time to embrace Mr Hyde and get stuck into the world-famous nightlife.
If you want to make the most of the sunshine on your holiday, book your break between May and June, when the mercury is at its highest.
Flights land at Heraklion Airport, which is just over 30km from the resort.