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Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Malia Town

Our Selection of Best Hotels in Malia Town

Malia Town in Crete offers a diverse array of accommodations to suit every traveller’s needs. From family-friendly resorts that cater to all ages to vibrant, party-centric hotels, there’s a perfect spot for everyone. For the eco-conscious, eco-friendly options abound, while those seeking a hassle-free vacation can opt for luxurious all-inclusive resorts. Explore our comprehensive list below to find your ideal stay in Malia Town.

  • 8.6 / 10
  • 25 Ilarionos Katsouli

Located in Malia, 1.4 km from Central Malia Beach, Maria Rousse provides accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a shared lounge. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel has a hot tub, terrace and children’s playground, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a stovetop, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Selected rooms come with a kitchen with an oven. At Maria Rousse each room has bed linen and towels.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Alexander Beach is 1.7 km from Maria Rousse, while Ikaros and Kernos Beach is 1.8 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 29 km from the hotel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 190 m
  • 8.1 / 10
  • Mattheou Zachariadi 43

Situated in Malia, less than 1 km from Central Malia Beach, Ilios Malia Hotel Resort features accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a shared lounge. Featuring a terrace, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The hotel has a hot tub and a 24-hour front desk.

At the hotel, all rooms come with a desk and a flat-screen TV. At Ilios Malia Hotel Resort rooms come with bed linen and towels.

A continental breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation.

Alexander Beach is 2.1 km from Ilios Malia Hotel Resort, while Ikaros and Kernos Beach is 2.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 30 km from the hotel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 220 m
  • 8.5 / 10
  • 11 Odissea Eliti

Set in Malia, less than 1 km from Central Malia Beach, Dedalos Hotel offers accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace. Featuring a restaurant, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation provides a concierge service, a tour desk and currency exchange for guests.

At the hotel, all rooms include a desk, bed linen and a balcony with a garden view. Each room comes with a safety deposit box and certain rooms also offer pool views. All guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

Speaking German, Greek, English and Spanish at the reception, staff are willing to help at any time of the day.

Ikaros and Kernos Beach is 2 km from Dedalos Hotel, while Alexander Beach is 2.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 29 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 320 m
  • 8 / 10
  • El. Venizelou 53

Offering an outdoor pool and a garden, Ibiscus Hotel Malia is located in Malia Town, just a 5-minute walk from its centre. It features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony. Free WiFi access is available in public areas.

All studios of Ibiscus have a kitchenette with a mini fridge and cooking hobs. Private bathrooms also come with a shower.

At Ibiscus Hotel Malia you will find a garden and a bar. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge and luggage storage.

The nearest supermarket can be found a few metres away. Heraklion International Airport is 26 km away.

  • 330 m
  • 9.1 / 10
  • Zoodochou Pigis

Offering an outdoor pool and sun terrace, Sunshine Boutique Hotel is peacefully set in Malia. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Sunshine Boutique Hotel features free WiFi.

Several bars and restaurants can be found nearby. The hotel also offers bike hire and car hire, while private parking can be provided nearby, upon charge. Heraklio Town is 30 km from Sunshine Boutique Hotel, while Hersonissos is 8 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 27 km from Sunshine Boutique Hotel.

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€46

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  • 350 m
  • 9.1 / 10
  • 4 Pavlou Mela

Situated within 400 metres of Malia Strip, 24 Seven Boutique Hotel in the centre of Malia provides a bar, as well as free WiFi. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant.

Malia Beach is a 15-minute walk away and Malia Marina is 1 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 26 km from the hotel. Heraklion City is 30 km away.

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€55

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  • 410 m

What to Know Before Visiting Malia Town

Apartments and hotels in Malia Town from Crete Island

Malia is a popular tourist destination, especially among young people. It is located 35 kilometres east of Heraklion. The town is well-known for its beautiful beaches and lively party scene, especially in August. However, during the rest of the year, Malia transforms into a peaceful and calm retreat. The old village is a charming and picturesque area that has preserved its traditional character.

In addition to its tourism industry, Malia’s agricultural sector is a significant contributor to its economy. The town’s fertile soil and favourable climate make it an ideal location for growing crops. Malia is particularly famous for its bananas, which are renowned for their sweet taste and high quality. The town’s potato production is also noteworthy, with many local restaurants incorporating them into their dishes.

Moreover, Malia’s bottled water is a popular choice among tourists and locals alike, thanks to its purity and refreshing taste. The town’s agricultural production is an essential aspect of its identity and economy, and it is a source of pride for the local community. Visitors to Malia can enjoy not only its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife but also its delicious local produce.

While Malia’s lively nightlife scene often steals the limelight, its rich history shouldn’t be overlooked. The town is home to one of Crete’s largest Minoan palaces, located at Chryssolakkos or Tarmaros, east of the village. Legend has it that the palace was ruled by King Sarpedon, the son of Zeus and goddess Europa. After being overthrown by his brother, King Minos, Sarpedon migrated to Lycia in Asia Minor, where he was venerated as a deity. The palace, destroyed and rebuilt twice, hosts an array of golden artefacts, including the renowned bee pendant now on display at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Regrettably, looters had ransacked the tombs before official excavation could begin, resulting in an untold number of priceless artefacts being lost forever. Besides the palace, early Christian remnants including a basilica and a marble sarcophagus can be found.

Venture into the older part of Malia for a journey back in time, where you can wander down quaint traditional streets. Marvel at the unique construction of the Panagia Galatiani church, built using milk instead of water. Other noteworthy churches include St. John the Baptist, the Archangels, St. Demetrios, Annunciation, St. George, St. Pelagia, and St. Sava. Especially intriguing is the Church of St. George at Loutres, adorned with ancient frescoes and built to shield locals from mythical elves. And for photography enthusiasts, the Church of Transfiguration on the nearby island offers a picture-perfect backdrop.

Opposite Malia’s main beach lies a stunning spectacle – the small islet of Afendi Christos, home to the Metamorphosis tou Sotiros church. This quaint church becomes a hub of activity on August 6th each year, as many people congregate to partake in the service and the church’s festivities.

Nearby, a spring is believed by locals to contain holy water, said to aid women wishing to conceive. Accessible by a short swim from the shore, this islet offers a unique and serene experience just off the coast.

If you’re equipped with a vehicle, make the 15-minute drive north to the charming village of Krassi. Traverse a rugged gorge adorned with carobs and oak trees to arrive at the village, renowned for the colossal plane tree in its central square. Here, you can savour a coffee, dine in local taverns, explore the labyrinthine streets, and refresh yourself at the cold-water spring located in the square.

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Best Villas in Malia Town

  • 8.4 / 10
  • Synoikia Galini

Boasting garden views, Villa Lemonia – Ground floor apartment offers accommodation with a patio and a kettle, around 2.2 km from Central Malia Beach. This villa features a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa with a terrace and pool views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a toaster, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

Alexander Beach is 2.8 km from the villa, while Ikaros and Kernos Beach is 2.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 30 km from Villa Lemonia – Ground floor apartment.

  • 790 m

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, Villa Mariba White by Villa Plus is located in Malia. It features a garden, garden views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The villa is equipped with 3 bedrooms, a kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, and 3 bathrooms with a shower, a hair dryer and a washing machine. Towels and bed linen are provided in the villa.

Popular points of interest near the villa include Central Malia Beach, Sun Beach and Tropical Beach. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 30 km from Villa Mariba White by Villa Plus.

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€355

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  • 890 m
  • 8.1 / 10
  • Prevelaki

Set in Malia and only 2.1 km from Central Malia Beach, BH002 – Villa Christina offers accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. Boasting a balcony, the villa is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as snorkelling, cycling and hiking.

The villa with a terrace and sea views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

The villa can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area.

BH002 – Villa Christina offers a picnic area. A outdoor play equipment is also available at the accommodation, while guests can also relax in the garden.

Sun Beach is 2.8 km from BH002 – Villa Christina, while Tropical Beach is 2.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 30 km from the villa, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 990 m
  • 8.6 / 10
  • Pezoula

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, garden view and a terrace, Villa Petros, Luxe Villa met privé zwembad. Is set in Malia. This property offers access to a balcony and free private parking.

With free WiFi, this 3-bedroom villa offers a cable flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with an oven and fridge. Towels and bed linen are featured in the villa.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Central Malia Beach is 2.5 km from the villa, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 22 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 30 km from Villa Petros, Luxe Villa met privé zwembad..

  • 1.1 km
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Kallioris Paren 47

Boasting garden views, Villa Calli offers accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 2.8 km from Central Malia Beach. This property offers access to a balcony and free private parking.

The villa with a terrace and lake views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a toaster and a fridge, and 2 bathrooms with a shower.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 22 km from the villa, while Lake Voulismeni is 30 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 30 km from Villa Calli.

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€115

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  • 1.1 km
  • Malia, Heraklion

Offering a garden and mountain view, Blue Horizon Villa is set in Malia, 2.8 km from Central Malia Beach and 22 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. This property offers access to a balcony, pool at the pool table, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa with a terrace and sea views has 4 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 4 bathrooms with a shower. The air-conditioned villa also offers a seating area, washing machine and 4 bathrooms with a hair dryer.

The villa offers an outdoor fireplace. A an indoor play area is also available for guests at Blue Horizon Villa.

Lake Voulismeni is 30 km from the accommodation, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 36 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 30 km from Blue Horizon Villa.

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€277

/night

  • 1.3 km

Best Apartments in Malia Town

  • 9.4 / 10
  • Tagmatarxou N.Grammatikaki 25 EG, OG

Set within 1.4 km of Central Malia Beach and 2.1 km of Ikaros and Kernos Beach in Malia, Stella Apartments Malia offers accommodation with seating area. Complimentary WiFi is featuredthroughout the property.

The air-conditioned units have a fully equipped kitchenette with dining area, a fridge, coffee machine, and a stovetop. There is a fully equipped private bathroom with shower and a hair dryer.

Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the apartment.

Alexander Beach is 2.1 km from Stella Apartments Malia, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 21 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 29 km from the accommodation.

  • 110 m
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Αθανασίου Διάκου 16, Μάλια

Set in Malia in the Crete region, with Central Malia Beach nearby, Napoleon offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking, as well as access to a hot tub.

The apartment provides guests with a terrace, mountain views, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a toaster, and a private bathroom with bath and a hair dryer. A balcony with garden views is offered in all units.

Ikaros and Kernos Beach is 2.2 km from Napoleon, while Alexander Beach is 2.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 29 km from the accommodation.

  • 150 m
  • 10 / 10
  • 75 Ελευθερίου Βενιζέλου

Set in Malia, 1.4 km from Central Malia Beach and 1.8 km from Ikaros and Kernos Beach, Malia Spacious House for Families and Groups offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With garden views, this accommodation features a patio.

The apartment comes with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Alexander Beach is 1.8 km from the apartment, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 21 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 29 km from Malia Spacious House for Families and Groups.

  • 160 m
  • 10 / 10
  • 9 Οπλαρχηγών 1

Set in Malia, 1.4 km from Central Malia Beach and 1.9 km from Sun Beach, Nikos apartment offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. This apartment is 29 km from Lake Voulismeni and 36 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

The apartment has 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchenette with a fridge and a stovetop, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the apartment.

Ikaros and Kernos Beach is 2.3 km from the apartment, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 21 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 29 km from Nikos apartment.

  • 240 m
  • 8.5 / 10
  • Main Street

Located 500 metres away from the most popular beach of Malia, Irida Aparthotel Malia by Estia offers self-catering accommodation with a private balcony. It also includes 1 swimming pool with sun terrace and a restaurant.

Irida studios and apartments are tastefully decorated in earthy tones and enjoy garden or pool views. They come with a kitchenette equipped with mini fridge and electric kettle, as well as an en-suite bathroom with bathtub or shower.

At the on-site restaurant, you can enjoy Italian or Mexican cuisine for lunch or dinner. Α full English and European breakfast can be served upon request and extra charge. There is also poolside bar operating 24 hours a day.

The town of Malia offers a wide variety of nightlife options. The city of Heraklion is 35 km away and Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport is at 30 km. There is a an internet corner, games and sport TV room on site. Free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking are provided.

  • 280 m
  • 8.5 / 10
  • Eleftheriou Venizelou 80

Situated 1.5 km from Central Malia Beach in Malia, RockRose features accommodation with air conditioning and free WiFi.

Each unit features a balcony, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with bath and a hair dryer. A fridge, a stovetop and kitchenware are also available, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

Alexander Beach is 1.6 km from the apartment, while Ikaros and Kernos Beach is 1.7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 29 km from RockRose.

  • 290 m

Best Holiday homes in Malia Town

  • 9.9 / 10
  • 28is oktobriou 30

Set in Malia, 1.5 km from Central Malia Beach and 2.1 km from Alexander Beach, MaVi House Old Town offers air conditioning. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The holiday home is fitted with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Ikaros and Kernos Beach is 2.1 km from the holiday home, while Tropical Beach is 2.5 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 29 km from MaVi House Old Town.

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€111

/night

  • 190 m
  • 8.1 / 10
  • Αρκαδίου

Located in Malia, 1.6 km from Central Malia Beach and 2.2 km from Ikaros and Kernos Beach, Nook House offers free WiFi and air conditioning. The property has quiet street views and is 2.3 km from Sun Beach and 21 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos.

The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views features 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchenette with an oven and a toaster, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

A car rental service is available at the holiday home.

Lake Voulismeni is 29 km from Nook House, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 36 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 29 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 190 m
  • 9.7 / 10
  • 107 Dimokratias

Offering a bar and city view, Nuovo Luxury Suite is situated in Malia, 1.6 km from Ikaros and Kernos Beach and 1.8 km from Alexander Beach. The air-conditioned accommodation is 500 metres from Central Malia Beach, and guests benefit from private parking available on site and free WiFi.

The holiday home with a balcony and mountain views has 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a toaster, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

A car rental service is available at the holiday home.

Tropical Beach is 2 km from Nuovo Luxury Suite, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 21 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 29 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€86

/night

  • 640 m
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Eleftheriou Venizelou

Boasting inner courtyard views, Poppy flower features accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 600 metres from Stalida Beach. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The holiday home with a terrace and garden views has 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and 1 bathroom with a bath. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

Alexander Beach is less than 1 km from the holiday home, while Ikaros and Kernos Beach is 1.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 27 km from Poppy flower.

  • 2.4 km
  • 8.5 / 10
  • Stalida

Set in Malia, 1.1 km from Alexander Beach and 1.8 km from Ikaros and Kernos Beach, Evi’s Beach Front Apartment by Estia offers a terrace and air conditioning. The accommodation is a few steps from the Stalida Beach and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home with a balcony and sea views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

Drapano Beach is 2.2 km from the holiday home, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 18 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 26 km from Evi’s Beach Front Apartment by Estia.

  • 2.8 km