Malia Travel Guide
Shopping This is resort shopping at its finest. Visitors can purchase flip-flops, sunscreen, jewellery and leather goods, as well as ceramics, embroidery and other handcrafts. The local wines and cheeses are very good.
Restaurants Visitors can enjoy anything from traditional Greek food, to a quick pasta or take-out burger.
Nightlife Malia's nightlife has a reputation for being one of the Mediterranean's hottest for young clubbers, and is on a par with Ibiza and Mallorca. The main strip along the beach is thick with touts luring visitors into their establishments, promising of free admission and a variety of drinks offers.
Activities Holidaymakers can enjoy watersports such as banana-boat and jet-ski rides, water-skiing, parasailing, and gentle pedalo outings, especially on the busy Dolphin and Agapi beaches. Many beaches are popular among casual football and volleyball players, and have daytime bars that play music on the sand. Travellers who explore a little further can go on forest hikes and visit archaeological sites.
Negatives Although Malia has a long, wide stretch of beach, it becomes heavily crowded during the peak holiday season. The resort's popularity among young party goers means it isn't the best option for a family holiday.