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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 Three stars Three stars Three stars

    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..

  • Hotel Malia Holidays

    4, Math. Zahariadi St. GR - 70007 Mália

    Surrounded by a lush garden and around 600 metres from Malia Beach in Crete, Hotel Malia Holidays features a spacious, free-form pool with a sun terrace. Guests can enjoy drinks, snacks and cocktails at the poolside bar. Fitted with stone floors, al..

  • Drossia Lounge Studios & Gourmet Restaurant

    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 ..

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