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Holidays in Malia

The clubbing capital of Crete, Malia brings in the crowds for its mix of wild nightlife, Mediterranean sunshine and stunning beaches. Fill your days playing games on the beach, racing jet skis across the beautiful clear water or visit the local Watercity. You don’t have to wait for the sun to go down for the parties to begin – get drinks on the beach before hitting the clubs, bars and pubs on the strip.

28 °C

in May and June but a warm destination all year round. 

4 hours

Heraklion Airport (HER).

Book your Thomas Cook holiday to Malia for your pick of the resort’s golden beaches, a top water park and nights spent partying on the strip.

Recommended offers in Malia

Sarpidon Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • 500m from resort centre
  • Sun terrace with mountain views
  • Swimming pool and poolside snack bar

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  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

During the day, Malia’s beautiful beaches are the best place to make the most of the sunshine. Pick from party beaches packed with bars and games, or walk a little further to find quiet spots to relax and work on your tan. The water sports in Malia are fantastic, from the classic banana boat to water skiing. If you’re up for a day out, make it Watercity, just 15 minutes’ bus ride away. The water park has all kinds of slides, pools and bars – perfect for spending the day. At night, it’s all about the strip. Start early and finish late with the beach bars, English pubs and clubs.

Malia is home to some of the best beaches in Crete, set along a gorgeous golden coast that stretches for five kilometres. The best known is Pleasure Beach, lined with lively bars playing music all day, with places to grab food or a drink as well as pool tables and table tennis. If you fancy somewhere a bit quieter, wander east along the coast to Sun Beach, with silky white sand perfect for chilling out and sunbathing. Beach activities in Malia include beach volleyball, banana boats and jet skiing, and all beaches are well-stocked with sun loungers and umbrellas, as well as having their own beach cafes and bars.

When you fancy a change from the beach, there are loads of things to do in Malia before it’s time to hit the strip. Visit the resort’s sports centre for a game of football, or race your mates on the tracks at go-karting centre Kartland. For a top day out, jump on a bus and in 15 minutes you’re in Watercity, the region’s best water park. A hit with all ages, the park has hair-raising water slides like the Black and Red Tube, plus a wave pool, lazy river and jacuzzis. You can also chill out at one of the park’s three bars and grab a burger at the grill.

Malia has a well-deserved reputation as the party capital of Crete, with clubs, bars and venues to get you going from day to night. During the day, the beach bars are the place to chill out with a drink and get in the mood, and at night, the best places in Malia are on the strip. Think top DJs and dance clubs open until dawn, as well as sports bars and pubs to kick things off. Keep an eye out for fancy dress, theme nights and special parties – lots of clubs on the strip are known for their foam parties or silent discos. 

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