Party atmosphere, international DJ's

Malia holidays centre mainly on the beach by day and bars by night. The long sandy beaches, inexpensive restaurants and never ending nightlife, all add to the appeal this resort holds for party goers and beach lovers alike.

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Welcome to never ending nightlife

The main street that runs down towards the beach is just as lively at night as it is during the day. Full of bars, shops and restaurants, it is definitely the place to be. Relaxing on the beach will recharge those batteries ready for another night of partying, or may persuade you to join in with the many water sports on offer. Water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, banana boats or a leisurely pedalo ride will appeal to those who like to keep on the go; there’s even bungee jumping for the really adventurous to enjoy on their Malia holidays.

Currency: Euro

Language: Greek

Time Difference: GMT +2

Religion: Greek Orthodox

Culture in the old town

Join in with the organised beach volleyball and football tournaments, hire a quad bike, or take a boat trip from nearby Malia Port to visit other beaches and resorts like Aghios Nikolaos or Elounda. Star Beach Water Park in nearby Hersonissos has rides and slides for all ages, as does the Aqua Plus Park near Kasteli. Shopping in Malia is mainly souvenir based; just head into nearby Heraklion or Aghios Nikolaos for those designer bargains.

Restaurants cater for all tastes, Chinese, Indian, Italian, good old English pub grub and of course, the odd Greek Taverna mingling amongst them. Holidays in Malia are not quite all about partying though; there is a very cultural side to this area, head slightly inland to the old town where life slows down a pace with a more authentic Greek way of life on show, the nearby Palace of Malia shows 4,000 year old ruins and the Archaeological Museum at Heraklion gives an insight into olden day Greece.

Accommodation suits all budgets on Malia holidays with all inclusive hotels for a little luxury or the more popular value for money self catering apartments giving the chance to sample the many bars and restaurants available. The nightlife in Malia needs no introduction; the resort is renowned for its party atmosphere with international DJ’s hosting fabulous foam parties.

Malia is a favourite destination for young couples and groups of fun loving party goers, families will love the long stretch of soft sandy beaches, local culture and nearby water parks. If it’s lazy days on the beach and energetic nights on the town that you are looking for, then Malia is definitely the place for you. Book holidays to Malia online here at

Places to Visit

Acqua Plus Waterpark

– Fun for all ages, this exciting water park close to Hersonissos is set in beautiful gardens on the side of a hill, offering stunning views from your sun lounger whilst resting in between exhilarating rides.

Malia Beaches

– While we usually head to the beach to relax , it’s time to party all the way on the sands of Malia as most beaches have their own MC’s and DJ’s to ensure there’s never a dull moment. Join in the fun and games or try one of the many water sports on offer on Malia beach holidays.

Malia Palace

– No not the name of a local night club but actually that of some fascinating Minoan ruins, located just outside of Malia. Culture vultures can get their fix here as they wander amongst the excavated ruins of a once grand palace.