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ESSENTIAL TRAVEL INFORMATION ABOUT MALIA, CRETE


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London (Gatwick, Luton or Stansted), Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle.

Arrival Airport: Heraklion, Crete

About Malia

Known to many as the wildest clubbing resort in the whole of Greece, there is no surprise that Malia is the party magnet for thousands of lads and girls over the summer months. The paradise of Malia, located on the northeast corner of the Heraklion region of Crete is a far cry from the dreary outlook of Great Britain. Made up of white sandy beaches and clear blue waters to cool you down in the 30 degree heat you will never want to leave. Malia then transforms itself in to the ultimate party beast as the sun sets. The beach comes alive, and so will you as you let your hair down and drink the cheapest and best cocktails in the whole of Greece.

To help ensure you have a trouble free holiday experience check out the following information in our essential travel advice guide:

When to go to Malia

You will want to visit Malia between the peak months of May to October. The months of June, July and August are when the resort is at its best; these are the hottest months, and not just weather wise. If you travel during these times, flight and accommodation prices will be a little bit pricier. If you want to save some money, then travel at the beginning or end of the peak season, as prices will be a little less expensive, however, expect there to be less of you! Either way, you can guarantee that an 18-30 holiday in Malia is going to be a great one.

Weather in Malia

You should expect next to perfect weather in July and August in Malia, so you will definitely return home with a healthy glow. These are the hottest months, with temperatures remaining around the 30s, whilst May, June, September and October, are a little cooler, but will still be miles away from the dreary outlook back home.  

Health and Safety

Before you head out, make sure you have adequate travel and medical insurance. Although it’s not a substitute for insurance, it is also a good idea to get yourself a free European Health Insurance card (EHIC) before you head out to Greece. This will entitle you to any medical treatment that may become necessary during your trip. The EHIC will not cover you if you require ongoing medical treatment, so if you take medication long term, be sure to bring enough with you in case there are any unforeseen delays to your flight home.

Passports and Visas

You won’t need a visa to travel to Greece, but you will need a valid passport. Make sure that your passport is valid before you leave, and will remain valid for the duration of your stay. If you’re holiday ends, but you are not ready to return home, you are permitted to stay in Greece for up to three months. If you wanted to stay any longer, you would have to apply for a residence permit.

Healthcare and Walk in Centres

There are a number of healthcare centres in Malia, so in the unfortunate event of you needing one, they won’t be difficult to find. Cretan Medicare is the main centre near the street, located on 86 Dimokratias Street, you’ll receive the top medical care. Just make sure you remember your European health insurance card.

Police and Security

For the local police station call ( + 30 897) 22222   In the case of an emergency, dial 112 for the emergency services.  If you are worried about any security issues at your hotel, speak with the reception staff, who may have lockers in place to keep your valuables safe. Some hotels also have their own security staff, so make sure you check before you go.

ATMS and Currency

If you are worried about bringing all your spending money in cash, do not fear; there are a number of other ways you can pay and protect your cash. You will find a number of ATMs in Malia, but before you use them, be sure to check with your bank how much they will charge you to withdraw. A number of clubs, bars and restaurants allow you to pay by card, however, not everywhere does, so be sure to have a combination of cash and card.  You can also use prepaid currency cards when you stay, which allow you to top up an amount before you leave, and budget your spending.