Malia

  • Views from Archeological site of Malia
  • A model of the Archeological site
  • Malia site
Distance 36 km east of Heraklion
Open to the public: 08.00 - 15.00 daily, Monday closed (winter timetable)
Entrance fee: Adults 6 € senior citizens 3 €. Free admission to younf people up to the age of 18 and students
Toilet Facilities: Available
Café: Available
Wi-Fi: Available
Parking space: Available for all types of vehicles
Facilities for people with disabilities: Available
Supervised by: Ministry of Culture and sports
Access & walking difficulty: Difficulty rating, 1

The archeological site of Malia is located at a distance of 36 km east of Heraklion and 2 km on the east of the city of Malia. Excavations begun by Mr. I. Hatzidakis and the French Archeological School and continued from 1913 onwards. The site covers approximately 55 hectares and was inhabited from 4200 b.C to 1200 b.C.

The site is comprised by a Minoan palace with a lot of storage grounds, a city organized in building blocks of 2-4 houses with vertical paved roads, cemeteries and sanctuaries. The most important finds are on display in the Archeological Museum of Heraklion: The Malia Bee Pendant, the Minoan scepter, shaped like a leopard’s head in the front and like a double axe in the back and the Acrobat on a roundel at the base of a sword.

Your Cretan Odyssey

Map

Other Travel Guides

{tguide_phototitle_en}

Maritime museum in Chania

Inaugurated in 1973 an exhibition with the view to displaying and preserving the Greek naval heritage.

More
{tguide_phototitle_en}

Fountains of Heraklion

The city of Heraklion, since it was founded always faced water shortages, due to the lack of water resources in a relative proximity.

More
{tguide_phototitle_en}

Piskopiano Museum of rural life

The Museum Collections are organised thematically and are entered around the Cretan countryside and objects dating from the late 19th to the mid-20th century.

More
{tguide_phototitle_en}

The city walls of Heraklion

The city walls of Venetian Candia, one of the major defense strategy and military achievements of its time.

More
{tguide_phototitle_en}

Matala

On the south coast, 11km to the south-west of Phaistos the Matala caves offer an extraordinary sight.

More
Experiences
We know best
Follow us
Follow us on social networking pages and learn our news first
Contact us

Andreadaki 13-15 Heraklion, Crete
712 01, Greece
Tel.: +30 2810-342222
Fax: +30 2810-342212
e-mail: info@travelcrete.gr
ΜΗ.Τ.Ε. 1039 Ε 6061 01849 01
Office hours: Mon - Fri: 8.30 - 16.30

Newsletter
Sign up to receive great deals first and our company news

CreditCards