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NEIGHBORHOOD

Located on the edge of Crete’s north east coastal town of Malia, Cretan Malia Park is ideally situated
for the island’s most picturesque charms. A beachside location buttressed by rugged mountains,
the locale presents a well-placed base camp from which to explore the island — or to simply
bask in the beauty of this corner of Crete.

Surrounded by nature, the landscape is defined by the clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea, rolling
pastoral hills and expansive stretches of olive trees, which all combine to form an image of
Greek fantasy come to life. The birthplace of the Minoans and the father of both gods and men, Zeus,
Crete’s present-day façade is inextricably entrenched in its storied history;
a synergy evidenced routinely across Malia and beyond.

ACCESS & MAP
Cretan Malia Park is a 30-minute drive from the island’s capital, Heraklion, and Heraklion International Airport, and a 35-minute drive from Heraklion port.
SITESEEING
The island’s busiest hub, the capital offers numerous landmarks and points of exploration for culture seekers, including the famed Museum of Heraklion, with its depth of archaeological artefacts and antiquities that chronical both Minoan civilization and Greek history. Closer to home, the ruins of the Minoan Palace and the archaeological site of Malia are located just under two kilometres from the hotel, while traditional villages like Panagia Kera, with its cobbled streets and historic Medieval churches,
make for exciting daytime excursions.

For a more in-depth exploration of the island’s past, the island of Spinalonga, situated in Gulf of Elounda, offers a sobering glimpse into the history of Crete. A former leper colony, the island is a short boat ride from Cretan Malia Park’s sister hotel, Blue Palace, through which outings can be arranged on the hotel’s own jetty.

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