Along with all the water sports and the parasailing there are several diving centres offering a full range of facilities for the novice or experienced diver. Boat trips are readily available for all sorts of outings, whether fishing or a lazy cruise, which will let you see Crete from a different angle. You can even hire luxury boats and take off for a few days with a captain and crew. If you don’t have sea legs then there’s horse riding and the Jeep Safari trips where you are driven up into the mountains to traditional villages and stunning panoramas. For a lively cheap holiday Malia has it all. As you would expect in Crete the surrounding countryside is full of history, most notably the Minoan Palace of Malia.
There are six distinct beaches: Glozanie, the main beach, then Pyrgos, Aghia Pneuma, named after the small church that sits on a small headland, then Sun Beach, Tropical Beach and, finally, Potamos Beach which is the favourite of the locals. At Sun Beach, as well as the sunbeds and umbrellas, there are trampolines and a couple of pools, one that is solely for children. Potamos Beach has the natural shade. They all have welcoming cafés and bars and the staff are happy to bring drinks and snacks to you as you worship the sun. The summer months are blue-skied sun-filled memory makers, for the perfect package holiday that sets you up for another year, Malia is the place to go. See our Malia holidays or range of other Greece holidays.