Malia, Crete

Welcome to Crete. Just a few kilometres east of Heraklion, you will find Hersonissos. Hersonissos was once the seaport of ancient Lyktos and later the seat of the bishop, as findings from the Kastri basilica, believed to have been built in the 5th or 6th century AD, suggest. On the waterfront you’ll find the church of Agios Nikolaos, built in the 17th or 18th century AD. North of Limenas Hersonissos you’ll see Megalo Horio, the bear-berry forest with 3,000 bear-berry, oak and carob trees and the settlements of Koutouloufari and Piskopiano, where a former olive oil refinery houses an Agricultural Museum.

Dive into the blue
Limenas Hersonissos, Malia beach and Stalis in between, boasting  white sands and blue-green water, are all magnets for trend-setting young tourists. Be sure to visit the long stretch of sandy beach at Anissaras (a stone’s throw from Hersonissos), Limanakia, Creta Maris, Sarantaris, and Analipsi.

Malia Palace
Visit the ruins of the third largest Minoan palace in Crete. At 7,500 sq metres, it was first built in 1900 BC and, after a turbulent history, permanently destroyed by a fire in 1450 BC.

Lychnostatis Open Air museum
You’ll learn about Crete’s folk traditions and culture at the Lychnostatis Open Air Museum in Limani Hersonissos. Traditional Cretan farmers’ houses, a distillery, windmill, church, wine and olive presses, weaving workshops, a garden with medicinal plants and a folk art gallery – everything you need to get to know the real Crete. 

Pillow talk
Luxurious hotels, sprawling resorts and rooms-to-let: Hersonissos and Malia have accommodation for every style and budget, whether on the beach, right in the middle of the lively town, or quiet and secluded.

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Sbokos Hotel Group

Arsenali Lounge Bar
At Sbokos Hotel Group our uncompromised dedication to exceptional service, tradition of authentic Cretan hospitality and our commitment to ecological responsiveness exceed our guests’ expectations. As part of our company culture, our well trained staff serves our guests with warm, friendly and personalized service, creating memorable experiences.
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Head Office Leoforos Dimokratias 67, Heraklion, Crete, 71306
T. +30 2810 334034
Fax: +30 2810 334037

Village Heights Golf Resort

On the north coastline of Crete, Village Heights Golf Resort is nestled amongst lush landscaped gardens and offers breathtaking views of Hersonissos. In true traditional Cretan Village style studios, apartments and villas are beautifully designed to suit every taste. Village Heights Golf Resort offers a full host of amenities and features to ensure a restful stay.
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P.O.BOX 183, Crete, 70014, Hersonissos, HERSONISSOS-MALIA
T. 28970 29065
Fax: 28970 25395

Koutouloufari Village Holiday Club

Situated in the heart of Koutouloufari, Κoutouloufari Village Holiday Club is an authentic Cretan cultural experience with its development resembling a traditional village set in olive groves. Built in Cretan architecture style, small individual houses clustered in groups to resemble neighbourhoods and restored stone houses comprise this resort.
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4 Alexi Minoti Street, Limenas Hersonissou, Crete, 70014, Koutouloufari, HERSONISSOS-MALIA
T. 28970 22688
Fax: 28970 21487

Grecotel Meli Palace

Meli Palace Grecotel All Inclusive Resort
A magical seaside Palace. Built like a Minoan palace, Meli Palace all-inclusive resort in Crete revels in a beautiful seaside setting overlooking a tiny island. Escape to this exotic beachfront paradise, surrounded by palm trees, wild figs, hibiscus, cacti and olive trees.
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Agia Varvara, Vrahassi Lassithi, Crete, 72400, Sissi, HERSONISSOS-MALIA
T. +30 28410 71502
Fax: +30 28410 71070

Cretan Malia Park

Stroll around and lose yourself in the impressive botanical gardens of Cretan Malia Park, featuring low-rise buildings. The fully renovated Main Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a hearty breakfast – try delicious recipes at the celebrated Cretan corner - a relaxing lunch or an enjoyable dinner.
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PO Box GR-700 07, Malia, Crete, 700 07, Hersonissos, HERSONISSOS-MALIA
T. 28970 31461