Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Malia is ready to explore

Learn about the unique charm of Malia with a stay in a holiday home rental. Travellers to this relaxing city praise the cocktail bars, cheese shops and spas. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Malia

Are you hoping to discover things to do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Malia has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sissi Mini Golf (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Star Beach Water Park (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Aquaworld Aquarium (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Acqua Plus Water Park (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Crete Golf Club (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Labyrinth Park (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Malia

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Malia is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Stalis Beach (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Sarandaris Beach (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Cave of Psychro (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Plaka Beach (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Lake Voulismeni (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Malia

Fly into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), the closest airport, located 17.1 mi (27.6 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Malia?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 458 holiday lettings around Malia. From 172 villas to 143 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Malia? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Malia. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Malia Ruins: 1,095 holiday lettings
  • Palace of Malia: 1,100 holiday lettings
  • Stalis Beach: 1,177 holiday lettings
  • Spinalonga Castle: 725 holiday lettings
  • Crete Golf Club: 868 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Malia listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Malia?

Yes, of course. offers 172 Villas in Malia. Our other popular types of Malia holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 143 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 83 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 157 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Malia?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 294 holiday homes with pool available in Malia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.