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1. Malia main beach December 20, 2010 07:30

Malia is the most touristic resort of Crete, located 35km east of Heraklion. It is famous for its wild nightlife and the third largest Minoan palace in Crete. Malia could not get developed without its beaches.

The beach of Malia is the eastern part of the vast beach (6km length) starting from Stalis. It is a wide beach with fine sand and shallow waters. It is so crowded that there is no space between the sunbeds to fit a pin! Here you can find whatever comfort you ask. Apart from the classic umbrellas and water sports, you will find extreme services, like massage, gym on the beach, bars at the hotel pools, and many more.

If you are seeking a peaceful beach, Malia is definitely not one of the places you want to visit. One option is to head east, beyond the local port, where there is the quiet beach of Potamos.