Important historical sites, fun outdoor activities and mild weather are just a few of the reasons to choose Malia for your next holiday. A holiday rental home in Malia will put you close to many of the most popular attractions. The well-appointed rental home will serve as a comfortable home base for all of your adventures and you will quickly feel like you are in your home away from home.
The beaches provide the backdrop for many of the activities in and near Malia. Swimming, windsurfing and diving are a few choices. Diving instructors can help beginners learn the basics and equipment rental is also available. Hiking and cycling are also popular activities in the area. Many on holiday to Malia also like to spend time browsing through some of the many antique stores searching for unique treasures.
In addition to the many fun outdoor activities that are available in Malia, many interesting attractions dot the landscape as well. The ruins of the Palace of Malia boasts proof of what helped to topple the structure: a cannon ball can still be seen in the palace walls. The Minoan Palace of Knossos was unearthed in the 1900’s. Experts estimate the palace was destroyed in about 1550 B.C. by a powerful earthquake and tsunami. Koules Fortress provides a look at how the city protected itself from enemies during the 13th century. If the kids get a little bored with all of the historical sites, spend an afternoon at Aqualand. Here you will see a variety of marine life, reptiles and other creatures. In addition to seeing the creatures, you will learn about the importance of protecting their environment.
There are fluctuations in the temperatures based on the season but, in general, the weather is mild all year. During the winter months, the average low temperatures are between 9° and 10° C and the highs are 16° to 18° C. In the spring, the average lows are 12° to 15° C and the highs are 20° to 23° C. The summer brings even warmer weather with average lows of 19° to 22° C and highs of 27° to 29° C. There is some rain each month with the least occurring during the summer and most during the winter months.
The closest airport to Malia is Heraklion Airport (HER), which is just 27 km away. It is recommended that you have a car for use during your stay, especially if you plan to explore the surrounding areas.