The modern Malia deserves a spot on your Crete itinerary as its combinations of rich culture and tranquil atmosphere open the doors to the larger regions of the islands through excursions on land and sea.
Explore the historic side of town and visit the grounds of the third largest Minoan Palace of Malia, Knossos. The palace covered an area of 7,500 square meters and it is said that the third son of Zeus, ruled here. While visiting the Palace, you can also enjoy the small museum on-site offering some interesting finds and photographs as well as a scale model of what the palace looked like in 1900 BC.
If you are looking for more than history, you can always enjoy the sunset, sandy beaches, go on a boat trip, scuba dive and explore the underwater wonders of Greece, shop for souvenirs on Beach Road or go for a stroll around the picturesque village with is narrows streets and traditional architecture.