Malia Key Info

All the essential information you need before you head out to Malia this summer!

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Location: Malia is located on the Greek island Crete

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

Arrival Airport: Heraklion, Crete

Flight Time: Malia is approximately 4 hours from London

Currency: Euros (€) 

Language: Greek 

Weather: Temperatures average 27-30𐩑C in peak summertime. July-August are the hottest months in Malia with each month averaging of 13 hours of daylight. Water temperatures can reach up to 26𐩑C in the height of summer!

When to go to Malia: Peak season in Malia is July – August, but clubs and events are open from June-September. So if you’re looking to save some money, try June or September for your Malia clubbing holiday 2019.

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 for the duration of your holiday.

Passports and Visas: You won’t need a visa to travel to Greece, but you will need a valid British/European passport. Make sure that your passport is valid before you leave, and will remain valid for the duration of your stay.

Healthcare: 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 and/or health insurance number.

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: 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, as most ATMs will charge you a transaction fee as well. A number of clubs, bars and restaurants allow you to pay by card, however not everywhere will, 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.