Car Hire Malia Crete and Discover the Island
Malia is THE party destination in Crete! There is no other place as popular in Crete as Malia, where the fun reaches the highest peaks! The "party mile" is the main attraction and boasts a large selection of pubs, taverns, bars, and nightclubs the party lasts long into the morning hours! Tourists from all over the world come to this place to drink and dance the night away and there is always a chance for romance in the moonlight. However, Malia is not only about the nightlife, there is another side to this place. Malia beach is very wide, with fine sand. Relax and soak up the sun and enjoy something cool to drink, as the beach is well serviced. There are endless choices of cafes, food stands, taverns, and restaurants, serving delicious food. The sea here is warm and shallow and offers relief from the relentless sun. There are also many options available as far as hotels and rooms, offered at all price ranges, from budget to luxury. Because Malia is such a popular tourist destination, shopping here is fantastic. Souvenir shops, boutiques, local crafts stands, jewelers, and so many other choices are to be found.
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Besides the party nightlife reputation, Malia also has much to offer the sightseer. Stroll the narrow traditional streets of the old village of Malia and visit the church of Panagia Galatiani, named so because it was constructed by mixing milk (gala, in Greek) with mud instead of water, to fortify the cement's strength. Malia is famous for the nearby archaeological site of Tarmaros and the Palace of Malia, the third-largest Minoan palace in Crete, found to the east of the village. Many Minoan artifacts have been unearthed here, among them the famous Minoan Malia Bees pendant, now on display at the archaeological museum of Heraklion. Car hire in Malia with Olympic and drive to the traditional village of Krasi. Krasi is well known because of the huge plane tree in its central platia, with a trunk so wide that 10 people cannot encircle it.
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Malia is only 35km from Heraklion and has evolved from a small coastal village situated on a fertile plain, with very few residents, to the party mecca of epic proportions it has now become. It is almost impossible to believe that the village was once known for its local potato crops. Even more surprising is that Malia is well known for delicious bananas, grown in greenhouses in the area. The bananas grown here are smaller and sweeter than common bananas found in most grocery stores. There are other beaches in the area as well, such as Potamos beach and Stalida beach. Other sights to see are Maria's Cave, Chamoprina Forest, Azilakodasos Forest, and Saint George Church at Loutres. Affordable Malia car rentals from Olympic will make exploring the area comfortable and easy.