8 days in Malia Itinerary

8 days in Malia Itinerary

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— 7 nights


Malia ©
Located in an area inhabited since Neolithic times, Malia serves as one of Crete's major party zones.
Explore Malia's surroundings by going to Heraklion (Heraklion Archaeological Museum, The Natural History Museum of Crete, & more), The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Malia Minoan Palace, kick back and relax at Matala beach, contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza, and head off the coast to Chrissi Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Malia driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Chania International Airport and Santorini Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malia

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Heraklion, Rethymnon, Hersonissos, Folklore Museum of Gouves, The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos