Bars and Clubs in Malia: Almost all of these are situated on one long strip of road, leading away from the beach. The most eye-catching of these is the King’s Cross club, which looks like a castle. Zoo has been the hottest open-air cocktail bar here for years. The big party only takes places in high season and lasts until the morning. Late at night the beach is awash with drunken bodies and people indulging in one-night stands. Malia is really only a suitable destination for those who look for this kind of hedonism in their holidays. The atmosphere is pretty rough, with fights breaking out daily. Malta is dominated by young British people (18-25), and the prices in many clubs are equivalent to those in British nightclubs.
Eating in Malia: Those who love McDonalds, KFC and Subway
will feel right at home in Malia. Between the fast food
chains are touristy restaurants serving both Greek and
international (e.g. pizza) cuisine. There are Chinese
restaurants and even an Australian restaurant called
Steirer Eck. English breakfast is served in dozens of
Old Malia: The old village is the real Malia. In the narrow streets you’ll find some pensions and Greek tavernas. Most of the holidaymakers never make it this far away from the hedonistic beach front, and as a result it’s a lot quieter here.
Malia’s Bananas: Malia is famous in Greece for its
bananas, which are smaller and sweeter than ‘normal’
bananas. Driving along the main road, you’ll see some
elderly women selling their bananas at rock-bottom prices.
1kg costs between €1 and €1.50.