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.
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.