Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Malia is ready to explore

Experience the unique character of Malia with a stay in a vacation home rental. Travelers to this relaxing city praise the cocktail bars, cheese shops and spas. If you're looking for accommodations 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation options to and around Malia

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

Where to stay around Malia?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 369 vacation rentals near Malia. From 123 Villas to 70 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Malia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Malia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Malia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Palace of Malia: 904 vacation rentals
  • Cretaquarium: 892 vacation rentals
  • Sissi Mini Golf: 870 vacation rentals
  • Stalis Beach: 966 vacation rentals
  • Aquaworld Aquarium: 812 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Villas in Malia?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 123 Villas in Malia. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Malia include:

  • Houses: 70 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 128 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 3 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Malia?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 203 vacation rentals with pool available in Malia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.