Things to see and do - Mália
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Mália Travel guide
Mália : Michelin's recommendations
Mália, a great Minoan city, remains little known. An impressive maze of levelled walls not only marks out the plan of a palace but a whole city of craftsmen. The main interest of the ruins resides in the fact that Mália ceased to be inhabited at the end of the second millennium BC, after the natural disaster that struck all of northern Crete, so the original layout of the city is not cluttered by later constructions. Mália appears to the visitor like a line drawing of ochre-red stone.
Tourist attractions Mália : Things to see and do
GR - 700 07 Mália
This Minoan palace, which was destroyed in c 1 500 BC, was smaller and less luxurious than Knossós, but similar in layout, built around an outer and a central courtyard. There is an enormous terracotta vase (pithos) 1.75m high, which could hold over ..
GR - 700 07 Mália
Near the palace, a Minoan roadway leads to a crypt. Steps at its end lead down to meeting rooms, still fitted with benches, which were probably part of the Prytaneion, where the magistrates met. It is flanked by storerooms. Other religious buildings ..
10, Dimokratias St. GR - 70007 Mália
This 3-star family run hotel, built in accordance with the local architecture, is conveniently located on the Malia Beach Road. The elegant interior, furnished in the simple, traditional style of the island, gives it an air of Cretan authenticity, y..
Z. Pigis 11 GR - 70007 Mália
Just 600 metres 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 wal..
Dimokratias St. GR - 70007 Mália
Located near the beach, Drossia Lounge Studios is in the centre of Malia town 150 metres from the sandy beach. It offers self-catered rooms with a balcony overlooking the garden and the surroundings. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The spacious ..