Malia

old town of Malia

Malia stands on Crete for sun, beach, quad bikes and parties all night. Malia is possibly the most crippled place on Crete and is often considered to be brash, businesslike and with wild stories about the nightlife. The beach, long and sandy as it is, is sometimes grotesquely crowded. After these prejudices are listed, however, it can also be a great place for the holiday, as long as you are willing to adapt to the course of things, i.e. party throughout the night and sleeping during the day. In addition, the extra of a traditional village that existed before the… learn more

Sellinari

Monastery of St George Sellinari

Monastery of St George Sellinari and gorge. The holy monastery of Saint George at Sellinari is for monks and is located in the middle of the gorge Sellinari, on the way from Malia to Neapoli. Directly in front of the monastery runs the new highway and also the old national road, which leads from Heraklion to Aghios Nikolaos. For this reason, the monastery can receive many visitors every day, since in the past, the abundance has made sure that anyone who crosses the gorge and does not stop at Sellinari monastery is haunted by bad luck. This is why, since… learn more

Tropical Beach of Malia

Tropical Beach of Malia

Fantastic sandy beach east of Malia. The ‘Tropical Beach’ of Malia is a wonderful sandy beach, which lies east of the built-up area near the Palace of Malia. One can easily reach the Tropical Beach by bus from Malia. This is the same direction as to the palace ruins. Behind the beach is an access road with parking on the side. At the eastern end behind the beach, parking is also possible on a site. Per scooter, quad bike or car hire , the Tropical Beach Malia is easy to reach. On foot it is only a good 45 minutes… learn more

Palace of Malia

Palace of Malia

Visit to the Palace of Malia. A turn-off left behind the modern town of Malia on the highway from Heraklion to Aghios Nikolaos ends up in the archeological site of Malia and the remains of the Minoan city. The original title of the city as well as the Palace of Malia aren’t remembered, their title simply being used from the neighboring town. Greek mythologies make reference that Sarpedon, the brother of Minos and the son of Zeus and Europa, governed there. Appreciate the fact a human pre­sence here from the Neolithic time, as can be witnessed from the handful of… learn more