Which is better: Malia or Kavos?

So you’re thinking of heading to Greece for the ultimate party holiday? Good choice! The Greek islands have been gaining a reputation not only for their stunning views and scenery but also their lively party scene and buzzing atmosphere. With guaranteed sunshine and cheap drinks there’s definitely a lot to recommend these tropical party paradises. Malia and Kavos are two of the big hitters and we’re sure you’ve heard a lot about these great islands. Deciding which one suits you best can be a little tricky which is why we’re here to help. You’re guaranteed a good time no matter whether you end up in Malia or Kavos but here’s a bit more information on them both before you make your decision. 

Kavos Party Holidays

Kavos is well known for being the perfect destination for your first ever party holiday. This resort has all the best features of any of the major party hubs just condensed down into a really manageable size. With plenty of lively bars, pool and boat parties, restaurants and beaches Kavos has it all. With most of the action being situated along a single strip you’re never going to find yourself getting lost as you seek out the hustle and bustle. Within a day of arriving in Kavos you’re bound to know your way around which can be really reassuring if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed before heading out there. Since Kavos is on the smaller side it’s a really social resort as you’ll see the same faces over and over which is perfect for meeting new people to go out with. 

Malia Party Holidays

Malia is the classic party holiday resort. It has a heaving strip, white sandy beaches, blue seas and plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. Most of the big party hotels are located a short walk from the main resort so this is ideal for when you’re trying to get home at 4am. Malia is home to some of the biggest club nights in Europe which makes this a truly unmissable location. Whether it’s a pool party or booze cruise there’s always something going on, you won’t ever have to worry about running out of things to pass the time. Malia is a popular resort year in and year out and for good reason too, so it’ll always have a bustling party atmosphere!

Kavos: Nightlife and Events

The centre of the Kavos nightlife is the iconic strip. If lively bars and hopping from place to place is your vibe then Kavos will suit you down to the ground. Future is basically the only club in Malia, but this epic super-club is really world class. This is where you’ll find big name DJs and club nights like Welcome to the Jungle and Trinity Live which has seen the likes of Tom Zanetti and Joel Correy. On the nights where you don’t fancy heading to Future you’re sure to find something going on along the strip. These bars are always really busy and open till late, the different bars all have a different vibe and play various kinds of music so you’ll find loads that you rate. Everyone loves a bar crawl and the Kavos crawl is in its own league. 

There’s also loads going on in the day in Kavos so there’s always something to keep you occupied. Kavos Booze Cruise is infamous – this all day boat party will be all you and mates talk about for the rest of the summer. As well as there being loads of bars, Kavos is teeming with pools and pool parties. Champagne Sessions at Quayside Village has a VIP vibe and an open champagne bar so it’s a truly unmissable pool party and got to be on your Kavos itinerary. 

Malia: Nightlife and Events

 If you’re looking to up the ante and are more interested in clubs than bars then Malia might be a better fit. Candy Club, Apollo, Lux and Zig Zag are just some of the big name clubs in Malia. They hold multiple club nights each and every week and have hosted many world renowned artists and DJs including AJ Tracey and Dappy. Think massive pyros and booming sound systems, Malia’s clubs are some of the best in Europe so don’t miss out. Much like in Kavos there is a strip in Malia and you will find lots of lively bars if you’re fancying a night outside one of these super-clubs. You’ll find all genres of music in the bars from cheesy pop, indie to R&B so you’ll be able to please everyone in your group. 

There’s loads of other crazy events going on in Malia across the summer season like the Malia booze cruise and the paint party at Pleasure Beach. If you fancy pool parties or beach parties there’s plenty of that going on out in Malia – you’ll almost certainly be spoilt for choice!

Kavos: Things to do in the Day

Kavos is famous for Arkoudilas Beach, this is a quintessential slice of Greek paradise. The beach is irresistible with white sand and blue seas, grab a parasol and spend the day relaxing in the sun. There’s loads of fun water activities on offer out in Kavos. Try out Kavos Water Fun Park, a giant inflatable obstacle course in the warm Mediterranean sea. You can also take loads of great day trips from Kavos, try taking a boat trip to the blue lagoon at Sivota – known by locals as ‘heaven on earth’. As you’d imagine, there’s loads of cafes and restaurants open along the strip in the day – whether you’re after fajitas or a full english you’ll be able to find the perfect lunch spot for you.

Malia: Things to do in the Day

There’s loads going on in Malia so there’s plenty to get on with in the daytime, if you’re not too hungover that is! Obviously a beach day should be high on your to do list whilst you have access to this gorgeous Grecian oasis. Like most beach resorts, there’s loads of water sports on offer if you’re feeling adventurous, so why not rent a banana boat or pedalo for the day? If you have a need for speed quad biking and go karting are popular Malia activities, located just 5 minutes from the main strip Kart Land is the place to go for go-karting 

Whether its Malia or Kavos, Both of these resorts have loads to recommend them and either is a great choice for your party holiday. The sooner you book the better deals you’ll get so act now in time to make summer 2024 one to remember!


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