Top hotels in Malia
Just 600 m from a sandy beach in the lively Malia Town, Solimar Ruby boasts an outdoor pool surrounded by a tropical gardens and a poolside snack bar. Stylish and air-conditioned rooms offer pool or mountain views.Fitted with floral print wallpaper, the tastefully decorated guestrooms feature a satellite TV and mini fridge. Each opens out onto a balcony. Free toiletries and a hairdryer stock the private bathroom.Some include slippers, bathrobes and an electric kettle.The restaurant of Solimar Ruby offers Greek and International dishes throughout the day. The snack bar, conveniently located by the pool, provides light meals and refreshing drinks.Kids can play in their own paddling pool and playground. Other on-site activities include billiards and table tennis. Wi-Fi is available throughout with surcharge.Solimar Ruby hotel is situated in Malia, Heraklion-Crete. It is located along the northern coast of Crete, 32km east of the Heraklion international airport just 30min away by car. The breath taking scenery, 750m away from the famous sandy beach overviewing the unique coast of Cretan Sea makes the hotel location ideal. Combining the smart quality design along with the plenitude services, the output of this combination and the exceptional friendly atmosphere guarantee to our guests a very pleasant and memorable experience. Its centralized position along with the infrastructure of the island, provide an excellent opportunity to arrange trips and walks to the nearby towns or villages. The hotel is situated 3km away from the unique Minoan palace which is evidence of the glorious Minoan civilization that flourished in Crete 4.000 years ago. Malia center and public transportation is a few steps away of the hotel along with, taverns, café, bars, jewelries & souvenir shops.
Located along the northern coast of Crete, an island renowned for its unspoiled coastal charm, natural beauty and rich culture lies the picturesque Ikaros Beach Luxury Resort and Spa. The hotel is perfectly positioned on a rocky peninsula with sandy beaches, coastal flora and sweeping views overlooking the Cretan Sea.The Ikaros Beach rooms are stone-built and offer views to the sea or the gardens. The spacious rooms are modern, with stylish furnishings.The Ikaros Beach Luxury Resort & Spa offers a private sandy beach, 4 swimming pools and delicate dishes of Greek and International cuisines.
Kernos Beach Hotel & Bungalows is located on a secluded long white sandy beach in Malia. It offers 2 freshwater swimming pools and 2 tennis courts. Free WiFi is provided throughout.Surrounded by extensive gardens with walking paths, the 4-star hotel disposes 287 rooms, bungalows and suites, including 25 with waterfront position. Each is fitted with air conditioning, TV with satellite channels and bathroom with hairdryer. At the main restaurant, American buffet breakfast, 4-course lunch and dinner are served. The seafront Fish Restaurant offers a wide range of seafood and fish delicacies for lunch. It is located 32 km (25 minutes drive) from Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” and 35 km (30 minutes drive) from Heraklion Port, offering also connections to nearby islands.
This property is 10 minutes walk from the beach. Socrates Hotel Malia Beach is located on the beach road connecting Stalida and Malia. Guests enjoy a quiet location 2 minutes from the beach, 10 minutes' drive from Stalida and 10 minutes' from Malia.The hotel is surrounded by evergreen gardens with lawn and flowers that make up a beautiful scenery, while everything turns even more impressive in the super-size pool of the hotel. This is the area of absolute relaxation, with comfortable chairs all around the pool so that you can lean back and enjoy the Mediterranean sun.Rooms are en suite with kitchenette facilities and private balconies overlooking the sea and the pool. Other facilities include air conditioning, TV and safe.The complex offers a swimming pool and a separate pool for children. A snack bar, a pool restaurant and free sun beds and umbrellas are featured on the sun terrace. The hotel offers free transfer from/to the port or the airport of Heraklion to all the guests who have booked one week and more .
This property is 11 minutes walk from the beach. Located on the hillside at the top end of the village of Malia, the Notos Hotel offers guests clean and comfortable accommodation in a quieter location. Notos Hotel is within walking distance of Crete’s most popular and liveliest resort.The impressive, super-sized pool is definitely the key attraction of Notos Heights Hotel & Suites. The pool and the pool bar are the favorite meeting and relaxation points of all the guests of Notos Heights Hotel & Suites throughout the day, beginning from the breakfast where you can enjoy a rich buffet until late in the evening. The kitchen is open from 7:30am until midnight while the pool is open from 8:00 to 20:00.The old village of Malia is just a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel and is bustling with tavernas, restaurants, shops and bars. Malia Beach is a 20-30 minute walk away.Please be advised that this hotel is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties due to the position of the hotel on the hillside and the steps around the property. The hotel offers free transfer from/to the Heraklion port or the airport to all the guests who have booked at least one week.
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Sunshine Studios is situated in Malia is just 18 minutes walk from the beach. Featuring a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, . This 2-star hotel offers a garden. The hotel features garden views, a terrace and a 24-hour front desk. All rooms in the hotel are equipped with a coffee machine. Featuring a private bathroom, rooms at Sunshine Studios also offer free WiFi, while certain rooms are equipped with a balcony. Guest rooms will provide guests with a toaster. Malia Strip is 200 m from the accommodation. Heraklion International Airport is 27 km away.
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Hotels in Malia
One of the most vibrant holiday destinations in the Mediterranean, Malia attracts millions of international visitors every year, especially during the high summer season.
The Malia Minoan Palace
Originally built almost 4,000 years ago, the Malia Minoan Palace was part of a strategic ancient settlement and was rebuilt around 1650 BC. However, this was severely damaged around 200 years later, and was accompanied by a sanctuary in the Mycenean period. You can visit the site and see the remnants of the altar, the Pillar Crypt, the Royal Apartments and other sections of the ruined ancient landmark.
Considered by many archaeologists to be the oldest city in Europe, Knossos, was built at least 9,000 years ago, although it was not rediscovered until the late-19th century. The city, which was five kilometres wide, was the administrative capital of Crete and was home to around 100,000 residents at its peak.
Safari Club Crete
With the Safari Club Crete, you can escape the crowds and take part in an exciting safari ride to the dramatic mountains and gorges of the interior. Learn about Crete's fascinating myths, see some of its wild animals, and don't forget to take plenty of photos.
Where to stay
Although there are dozens of great Malia hotels to choose from, some of the most popular include the charming Alexander Beach Hotel & Village overlooking the sea, and the stylish, affordable Royal Heights Resort. Another highly rated resort is the Ikaros Beach Resort & Spa, while the elegant Malia Mare Hotel offers impeccable value for money.
For delicious, authentic Greek food, you should try visiting the Eva Taverna, Milo or the Cretan Family restaurant, although there are plenty of other fantastic local-themed restaurants to choose from in Malia. For a range of mouthwatering British, Italian, Greek and Mexican-inspired dishes, head to The House - Steak House Restaurant, or choose Kalesma for other tantalising international recipes.
Day trip ideas:
In eastern Crete, Chania is one of the most picturesque ports in the Mediterranean and is revered for its beautiful Venetian architecture. The city is the home of the Archaeological Museum of Chania, which contains many interesting artefacts from the Roman and Minoan eras and features a remarkable Roman mosaic floor.
If you have the time, consider a day trip to the spectacular cove of Loutro, on the southern coast, which is one of Greece's most photogenic seaside villages. For more wonderful scenery, head to the mountains and visit the formidable Samariá Gorge, a World's Biosphere Reserve and one of Europe's great canyons.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Malia
Which hotels are the most popular ones to stay at in Malia?The best hotels to stay in Malia are Solimar Ruby, Hotel Dionyssos - Adults Only and Ikaros Beach, Luxury Resort & Spa.
What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Malia?Real Palace in Malia offers one night in a double room at the price of £12.
What are the best hotels in Malia near the center?Malia Mare Hotel, Hotel Malia Holidays and Arkadi Apartments are located in the central neighborhood of Malia.
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