This summer, Cretan Malia Park is the heart of authenticity for today’s modern traveler,
showcasing Crete’s abundant cultural legacy and rich, soulful experiences.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the island’s natural beauty, at Cretan Malia Park, guests will be able to experience the soulful essence of Crete through a variety of unique and immersive activities. From open fire cooking with guest chefs to retreats and workshops that allow visitors to connect with the island’s vibrant creative community, there is something for everyone. The resort’s peaceful and serene setting provides a perfect escape from the hustle of everyday life, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the rich cultural offerings of the island.
CULINARY JOURNEYSPop-up Garden Dinners at Bostani
Executive Chef Lefteris Iliadis switches up the typical farm-to-table dinner by bringing the table to the farm. This summer, will take you on a journey to a holistic gastronomic experience. A series of intimate chef-led dinners will take place in the pavilion of our Organic Kitchen Garden – Bostani – offering a nourishing vegetarian menu that constitutes of the seasonal harvest of our land.
CULINARY JOURNEYSOpen Fire Cooking
We love pairing authentic food experiences and heartfelt Cretan hospitality through a unique Open Fire Cooking experience, curated by our Creative Consultant Chef, Athinagoras Kostakos, along with guest chefs. These culinary experts will take guests on a journey of flavors as they prepare traditional Cretan dishes over an open flame. This intimate and hands-on experience will allow guests to learn about the local cuisine, cooking techniques, and ingredients while enjoying a delicious meal in a beautiful outdoor setting.
CULINARY JOURNEYSGuest Bartender Mixology Events
Our Guest Bartender Mixology Events invite world-acclaimed tastemakers to get behind the bar and craft unique cocktails. Curated by the award-winning mixologist Aristotelis Papadopoulos, this series of events are built around local, seasonal, quality ingredients and refined versions of classic drinks to be enjoyed during these laidback evenings.
Guest Mixologists to be announced soon.
FAMILIES & YOUNGER GUESTSNew Programming
We know that parents and children need to spend valuable time together as well as apart to foster creativity. The Little Explorers Kids Club, open from 10am until 9pm seven days a week for kids aged 3 – 12, where little guests can expect a nourishing program of activities with a focus on the destination including crafts, cooking lessons, games, gardening and lessons related to Crete’s myths and legends. Crete is cited in many of the Greek myths so there is nowhere more inspiring to learn the lessons of the dramatic stories that have influenced storytelling ever since, carrying powerful messages that still ring true today.
FAMILIES & YOUNGER GUESTSOur New Library
Our Kids Library has everything kids and their families to keep our little ones engaged in meaningful and inspiring ways. When reading is over, there’s plenty of fun and enticing activities young learners can get involved in. We love stories that help kids discover and relate to the world. From coloring activities to myths & legends and further on to seed planting workshops for young learners, our little guests will find a wide variety of activities to stay engaged while learning.
FAMILIES & YOUNGER GUESTSYoung Adults
While parents just looking for peace and quiet, teenagers want to experience thrills, along with kids of the same age building new friendships. At Cretan Malia Park, teenagers will find a youth program designed especially for their passions and needs taking them through an imaginative adventure.
Our nipper program will take them through a journey of learning first-aid, lifeguarding and teamwork skills they will take with them and build upon. For the future inventors and engineers, there are LEGO Robotic lessons inspired by some of the world’s best LEGO teams.
MINDFUL LIVINGWellness Retreats
Away from daily stress, you will find the union of body, mind and spirit in the enchanting beauty of nature. The knowledge of experts will help you improve your techniques whether at the beginner or already advanced level. Inner peace, yoga, picturesque sunsets and quiet countryside. Cretan Malia Park is an establishment immersed in nature, where one can enjoy slow-paced living while remembering that the well-being of one’s mind comes first.
Travelgems Pilates Retreat | Tracey Mallett | 21 – 26 SEPTEMBER 2023
Yoga & Pilates Retreat | The Bodyworkers | 30 SEPTEMBER – 4 OCTOBER 2023
MINDFUL LIVINGActive Vacation
During your stay with us you will certainly not have to give up your fitness program. The less athletic among us, on the other hand, can discover the joy of exercise. It’s up to our guests whether to get in an hour’s workout before breakfast or to stretch after a day of swimming.
The resort features a basketball half court, a tennis floodlit court & professional tennis service by Sunball Tennis Academy and the ideal spot to play beach volley. We are proud to be a certified by NATTOUR bike-friendly hotel; guests travelling with their own bikes can use our safe bike parking space.
MINDFUL LIVINGThe Cute Spa
In our Cute Spa, it only takes a few hours to rejuvenate. We reserve exclusive treatments that guarantee the ultimate in relaxation and self-care in which to soak and relax. The treatments our collaborators designed with nature’s most generous offers will make them return home renewed in body and spirit.
This season, we partner with Anne Semonin spa brand, that pioneers since 1985 in natural vegan luxury products and treatments made to measure individuals’ needs and restoring youthful glow & keep your radiance for a lifetime. Our treatments by KOS PARIS spa brand combine the power of active ingredients from the plant world, rich textures, and respect for the environment.