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It might not be as famous as the Palace of Knossos, but in its day Malia was a thriving Minoan city with an impressive palace complex.

These days, however, Malia is perhaps better known for the resorts and Ibiza-style nightlife of the site’s neighboring Malia town.

The seafront palace and town were destroyed by the earthquake that also toppled Knossos, and the ruins you can see on a tour of the site today were built following the disaster.

Walking around the compact site you’ll see the central courtyard of the palace, its ceremonial steps, storage rooms and workshops. One of the excavations reveals an impressive residence with a luxurious bath.

Some of the ancient sculptures and relics unearthed from Malia have been relocated to Heraklion’s archaeological museum. Perhaps the most beautiful and best known is the lovely pendant of golden bees holding drops of honey.

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Jeep Safari 4x4 Crete real off road mountain tracks with Lunch from Hersonissos

Jeep Safari 4x4 Crete real off road mountain tracks with Lunch from Hersonissos

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Explore the south of Crete in a Jeep. With your guide next to you, learn about the history of the island as you pass through rustic villages and rugged coastline. See 2000-year-old Roman aqueducts and verdant olive groves.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.66
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Crete Real Inland 4x4 Safari with Lunch from Chersonissos

Crete Real Inland 4x4 Safari with Lunch from Chersonissos

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Go off the beaten track and explore the rural Lassithi Plateau on this adventurous jeep safari. Spend the day away from Crete’s busy resort towns in the north and head inland, visiting rustic mountain villages and driving through grand alpine vistas. Explore a Greek Orthodox monastery, see how olive oil is made in a local factory, and try some traditional Cretan cuisine, made with local ingredients, at a Lassithi taverna.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Jeep Safari 4x4 Eye of the Shepherd in Crete with Lunch from Chersonissos

Jeep Safari 4x4 Eye of the Shepherd in Crete with Lunch from Chersonissos

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You are the whole day, with your Eye Travel guide, inside the countryside of Crete. The roads are almost all off road, the chance to see the real inland of Crete! We drive through the mountains towards the grape yards of the wine areas, passing small villages, through a river bed, sheltered by bamboo, a lot of nature. Crossing the river where we may have some water flowing in the months April, May and again from half of September. One of the highlights is a visit of a cave. We stop in a very authentic mountain village, on the square next to the church, for a coffee. We continue our trip along several small villages, on dirt tracks and through the green nature and herbs, passing olive groves and grape fields. We stop for lunch in a very small mountain village with a spectacular beautiful view. After lunch we drive through a mountainous area. On the way down we see a magnificent view of the north coast of Crete. We end this interesting day with a swim in the refreshing sea. Join us!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Luxuries of Mirabello with Spinalonga and Agios Nikolaos

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Luxuries of Mirabello with Spinalonga and Agios Nikolaos

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From extraordinary landscape & culture to its legendary food & village life, Mirabello majestically captures the soul of Crete as our favorite Cretan getaway. Pair up with our top local insider & succumb to a bespoke service as we whisk you around the Gulf by the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle at your disposal. Spoil yourself with tailored details. Hop on a private boat to discover the island of Spinalonga. Bask in azure waters of secluded sandy coves tucked under cave-studded mountains. Hop off in the village of Plaka to indulge in the seafood tastes of delicious tavernas on the waterfront. On the way to Agios Nikolaos, revel in luxurious panoramic scenes of Elounda's elite haven. Stroll the iconic town that oozes a chic vibe & soak up the splendor of the mythical lake as you unwind at the eclectic wine-cocktail bars. By the end of the day, visit a family olive oil production estate & let our producers immerse you into their techniques of producing delectable olive oil.
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  • 8 hours
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Cretan Truffle Hunting & Authentic Culinary with Cave of Zeus

Cretan Truffle Hunting & Authentic Culinary with Cave of Zeus

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An idyllic escape to the mountainous East Crete to explore the hidden gems of this uncharted region. Enjoy a personal hotel, villa or cruise pick up and drop off by your private local insider guide, with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal. Soak up the natural beauty of the Eastern Crete by collecting Cretan truffles with the assistance of a professional truffle hunter and his dogs in the heart of fertile Lassithi Plateau. Then you will enjoy a delicious Cretan lunch and wine tasting in a traditional mountainous tavern. Last but not least, you will visit the mythical Cave of Zeus and a local ceramic workshop.
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  • 8 hours
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7-Day Private Guided Tour of Crete from Heraklion

7-Day Private Guided Tour of Crete from Heraklion

If you like to be on the move, and are interested in seeing as much as possible of Crete, but have only a limited amount of time, we offer the following program which includes a car with full insurance and hotel bookings. You will be able to enjoy the beauties of Crete, visit picturesque beaches, villages and cities. Your car will await your arrival in Heraklion airport and from this point you immediately begin your journey. The overnight stops have been carefully selected to take in a wide variety of areas around Crete. All the hotels are standard C class and have en suite facilities, situated in generally quiet but central positions with breakfast included.
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  • 7 days
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East Crete Tour 4 to 15 customers

East Crete Tour 4 to 15 customers

Explore Greek history and culture in East Crete on this guided excursion. After a convenient pickup from select hotels, enjoy a transfer on a comfortable bus to Knossos, Europe’s “oldest city” that is home to the legendary palace of King Minos. Then, visit the Bronze Age ruins of Malia Palace and Agios Nikolas and stop by the villages of Krisa and Elounda.
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  • 6 hours
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What are Malia hours of operation?
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Malia hours of operation: Open: Tue - Sun, 8:30am - 4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Malia tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Malia can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Malia 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Malia costs USD 68.66. Guided Malia tours start around USD 68.66 per person.
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