Welcome back to our resort
Our boutique-style resort is inextricably linked to the island of Crete.
Stretching across 38 acres, the resort spreads in a series of low-rise structures that crawl towards the neighboring sea.
Guestrooms, Bungalows & Suites, dotted around Mediterranean garden of endemic flora – palm trees, endless cacti, Indian figs and
local banana trees – leading to its impressive, long, sandy beach with sparkling-blue waters.
All of our rooms open up to extended verandas, many of them with their own sunbeds or private access to the river-shaped pool
and all with beautiful views to the Aegean Sea. Airy and spacious are the epitome of a Mediterranean getaway.
Guests can move around any area by foot, strolling around the scented gardens. Restaurants feature open air seating and
offer a relaxed and summery vibe with exquisite, fresh, celebrated food.
We have missed you at Cretan Malia Park over the last couple of months, but we are delighted to announce the start of the summer season on July 1st and look forward to welcoming you back!
We have all come together to ensure that what you have loved about the Greek summer, the authentic Cretan hospitality and life at Crertan Malia Park remains unchanged.
Here in Crete, the sun is shining, the sea and sky have this beautiful hue of blue that we all know so well, and the abundant olive-groves and verdant vineyards await to be explored. Whether you want to relax and take in the fresh sea air, indulge in some traditional Cretan cuisine, or crave for adventure, we are fortunate to have in our spacious island and await for you to discover.
Our commitment to you is clear: to welcome you in a safe sanctuary and to celebrate the ethos of the Greek summer, together. Please take a moment to read our protocols.
We are counting down the days to welcome you again!
Agapi & Costantza Sbokou
co-CEOs Phāea Resorts
Temperature: 35°C high; 18°C low | Season: spring – summer – autumn
Access: benefit from numerous non-stop direct flights from European cities to Heraklion airport
Holidays may feel a little bit different this year, so however you choose to spend it, we want to provide you with a whole lot of confidence as you make your travel plans.
Greece has been recognized as one of the few countries in the world that has successfully handled the Covid-19 pandemic, achieving low rates of infections. And Crete, Greece’s biggest island, is considered a green zone area, due to the even lower rates, the high number of available hospitals and intensive care units; as well as accessibility.
As one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean, Crete is loved for its captivating natural beauty, famous for its long breath-takingly beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, its villages and scenic routes leading to impressive gorges, sun-kissed olive groves and verdant vineyards; a landscape that you’ll find yourself craving to explore. Its history and sites are world-renowned and this summer, more than ever, it is time to explore the routes 0f our civilization.
There is ample space in Crete and so much to explore during a long holiday this summer; a holiday we all need so much.
Guestrooms, Bungalows & Suites
Each room category is defined by its own set of decorative markers.
The theme of topiary is just as present indoors.
Τhe integration of large floor-to-ceiling windows floods spaces with natural light, affording guests with natural breeze and spectacular views to the resort’s lush gardens and vivid blue sea. Many Bungalows & Suites come also with their own private sun lounging areas, offering direct, private access to a wonderful river-shaped pool.
Guestrooms, Bungalows & Suites
Scattered across a series of low-rise structures,
the Guestrooms, Bungalows & Suites are all located on the ground or first floor,
ensuring proximity to the resort’s outdoor spaces are always within reach;
be it via a balcony or garden terrace.
All rooms can be accessed via airy walkaways; no elevator is needed.
Οur private beach stretches approximately 180 meters along the coastline of Malia. Stroll along our Blue Flag private sandy beach, swim or snorkel in the gentle waters and sunbathe on the tamarisk and olive trees shaded expansive lawn area. Our beach attendant will help you relax with full beach service, including beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas. The adjustment Beach Shack serves tasty snacks and drinks all day to hungry swimmers, canoeists, paddle boarders and pedalo captains.
Life at Cretan Malia Park
Here, you can indulge in long days in the sunshine and taste the simple yet sophisticated joys of a holiday on the coast and the outdoor life.
Go on the adventure of a lifetime with an expansive roster of activities for every age,
from exploring the wonders of Crete and snorkeling in crystal blue waters,
hiking & biking to Crete’s magnificent scenery, to discovering the island’s culinary highlights via our Crete’s True Soul culinary experience, private cooking lessons or olive oil and wine tastings and revitalizing with private Yoga, Pilates and meditation sessions.
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 spot 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. The birthplace of the Minoans, and
the father of both gods and men, Zeus, Crete’s present-day facade is inextricably entrenched in its storied history;
a synergy evidenced routinely across Malia and beyond.
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. 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,
an easy and enjoyable walk for our guests, 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 the 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.
Contributing to local community
We know how to make good things last, and we’re eager to share this knowledge
with the rest of the world. Here eating seasonal, following the Mediterranean or Cretan diet and having a strong bond with your community is not a trend but a way of life, which we support with all of our heart and efforts.
Our highlight for the season is our Phāea Farmers Program to support those of our staff who farm during the off season, while encouraging the cultivation of sustainable produce.
Caring for our fellow islanders, staff and friends, takes a surprising number of forms; if you wish to find out more about our activities, click here.