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Malia is a small town 35 kilometers east of Heraklion. It is a cosmopolitan tourist center that perfectly combines the modern with the traditional world.

The old town is full of picturesque alleyways. The townspeople love their place and have restored many buildings. There are old churches and traditional taverns with live music.
The modern part of the city is located on the north side and the visitor can enjoy the beaches with fine golden sand and crystal clear waters. There are still modern shops for shopping and nightclubs for entertainment.
Here there are many modern hotels and rooms for rent.The prices are affordable and the facilities are excellent.

The beaches are organized and offer water sports. POTAMOS beach, well-known for its clear blue waters, also offers facilities for the disabled. West of Potamos and up to Stalida, there are other beaches ideal for relaxation and tranquility.Cafes, bars and clubs attract tourists from all over the world.

The archaeological site of Malia is located in a wonderful natural location near the sea. It is a Minoan palace which was destroyed at the same time as the palace of Knossos, in 1700 BC. It is believed that Sarpidon, son of Zeus and Europa, lived there, and it is an attraction for thousands of visitors.

Starting from Malia, you can visit many mountainous and coastal areas, such as the Lasithi Plateau, the Katharos Plateau, Psiloritis and Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Hersonissos.