Area information

Distances from Philoxenia Hotel

Iraklion (34 Km),Iraklion Airport (32 Km), Knossos (34 Km), Hersonissos (4 Km)
CretAquarium (7 Km), Stalis (2Km), Sandy Beach (100m)

Philoxenia Hotel is located 100 meters from Malia biggest and sandiest beach and 300 meters from Malia’s city centre where all the needed facilities, such as shopping bars, banking services and medical services are found.

Malia is a coastal town on the island of Crete, located 34 km west of Iraklion, following the National Road Iraklion - Agios Nikolaos, built at the bay of the same name.
It is the seat of the municipality of Malia includes the villages Mohos, Krassi and the area of Stalis.

The region of Malia is very rich due to its fertile land, its springs of water of excellent quality, both gifts of the mount "SELENA", which is located on the south part of Malia.

In addition to that, Malia are famous for the archaeological site, and of course its gorgeous sandy beach, which attracts thousands of visitors every year.

There is a wide range of tourist and other facilities provided in Malia. Many luxurious hotels and apartments. Plenty of shops, taverns, restaurants and bars. Car and Bike rentals Sports, Water Sports, Organized Beaches, Tourist Agents, Banking Services, Accommodation etc. Malia has one of the longest stretches of beach in Crete which actually starts from the small town of Stalis west of Malia and extends for more than 4 km to the east. There is also the old village of Malia located above the main road which runs through the resort. Here you will find many picturesque churches; buildings, village square; local folk, and of course the traditional Greek tavernas' and restaurants.

This beach is fairly organized and provides all the amenities that a tourist might want and there are many smaller beaches in coves around Malia, for those who prefer a more secluded place. Opposite to the beach there is a small islet, easily accessible by swimming, with a small church on it.

In addition to the beauty of its landscape and the tourist facilities, Malia is well known for its archaeological findings.
The excavations at the archaeological site of Malia, 3 km east of the village, have brought to light an important Minoan town with a palace, houses, streets and royal tombs.

The Minoan town covered an area of more than one sq. kilometre, and consisted of various sections. Its palace is similar to the size with the ones at Knossos and Phaistos and it was the centre of the Minoan town.

The easiest way in order to come to Malia is by the bus from the capital city of Crete, Iraklion. From the city of Iraklion (the bus station is located near the port) there is regular public transportation available for visiting Malia.

In addition to that, there is also bus service from Agios Nikolaos to Malia.

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