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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.

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  • Slightly apart from the palace of Mália, the former craft district represents a genuine Proto-palatial village. Visitors can walk down lane after lane, overlooking the excavations. The outskirts are made up of tight maze of religious buildings and ho..

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  • This Minoan palace 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 1 000 litres of wine or oil. The cen..

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Hotels Mália

  • Malia Mare Hotel

    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..

  • Ibiscus Hotel Malia Two stars Two stars

    El. Venizelou 53 GR - 70007 Mália

    Offering an outdoor pool and a garden, Ibiscus Hotel Malia is located in Malia Town, just a 5-minute walk from its centre. It features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. All studios of Ibiscu..

  • Creta Verano Hotel

    El. Venizelou 183 Str. GR - 70007 Mália

    Located in the lively Malia of Heraklion, within 750 metres from the beach, Creta Verano Hotel features a swimming pool, a sun terrace with sun loungers and a blossomed garden. Facilities also include a restaurant and a bar with billiards. All rooms..

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