The Top 5 Things to Do in Malia (Our Insider’s Tips!)

Malia is an immensely popular getaway in Crete that has rapidly become one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations thanks to its bustling nightlife that now rivals the likes of Ayia Napa and Ibiza. It’s not just for the young clubbers though; the whole family are catered for in this vibrant coastal town. Our reps who live and breathe Malia have been kind enough to share their ‘must-dos’ as part of our ‘Top 5’ series. Take note and add these items to your holiday itinerary pronto!

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1/ Star Beach Water Park: There’s really something for everyone at this much-loved water park. For the kids there are pools to splash in and slides to enjoy, for the parents there are plenty of sunbeds to lounge in and for the young revellers, there’s the legendary foam parties. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, there’s also an array of water sports to try. With a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, it’s a guaranteed fun day out.

2/ Bufos Beach Party: If you’re a party lover then you need look no further than the incredibly popular Bufos Beach party. A five hour long beach-side rave, this daytime event is set in a private cove where the booze flows freely and a belly busting BBQ constantly sizzles away. Top DJs provide the perfect soundtrack to this unique party experience.

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3/ Paint Glow Party: At the always lively Malia Rocks Beach, another unmissable party experience comes in the form of Europe’s largest UV paint party. Coat yourself in the free paint and dance the night away under the beach’s legendary UV lights. Soak in the euphoric festival vibe and enjoy the pumping house tunes. Just remember the mantra: Eat, Sleep, Paint, Repeat!

4/ Bikini Beach: One of the most popular sun spots in Malia, Bikini Beach offers scenic ocean views, lively bars and water sports for the more daring amongst you, with jet skis and parasailing both on offer. Alternatively, simply choose a spot on the long sandy beach or alongside the glistening pool for a perfect afternoon of sun bathing.

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5/ Malia Old Town: For a respite from the hustle and bustle you need look no further than Malia’s picturesque old town. Take a stroll through its mazy streets and drink in the beauty of the old churches and open squares before dining at any of the countless tasty tavernas. A particular highlight is the wonderfully ornate central church of Agios Nektarios with its impressively eye-catching wall paintings. Take a leisurely stroll and soak in the sun in this quaint glimpse at the Malia of old.

Those are our top 5 recommendations for a holiday to Malia - got anything to add or a question for one of our expert reps? Leave your burning question or thoughts below!

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