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The site of an ancient Minoan civilization, these majestic ruins are surrounded by the beautiful Greek countryside.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Malia, Crete, Greece
+30 2897 031597
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All reviews worth a visit guide book visited knossos small museum heraklion museum information boards love history bus stop great site archaeological site interesting place guided tour entrance fee great place to visit the main road costs euros excavations
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’ve only got an hour or so then this is a lovely little site to see a Minoan palace. Not too busy so easy to roam about and helpful assistants who can explain things for you.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Worth a visit if you are interested in the early history of Crete. But don't expect the over-imaginative reconstruction of the remains at Knosso and there is no signage at Malia, so it is a little hard to interpret what you are looking at. Also,there...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

It's worth a visit because they are so ancient! It is very hot there and there isn't a shop to buy drinks, so please take some. There is some sparse information in the small centre, but it doesn't really come to life and so much...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank aqua_butterfly
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

We visited late afternoon (5pm), the welcome wasnt overly warm or inviting. The site was mostly outside, it was interesting but would benefit from more signs/information. It was good to wonder around there were two members of staff at certain points but imnotsure of their...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

We were impressed with the price. The ruins were very interesting to look round and you could go through and around them. There was a shaded outside seating area which was nice. There are two small information rooms. However there could have been more information...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

A turning off the Old National Road going east from Malia takes you back 3000 years in history. The palace was built in 1900bc destroyed in 1750bc rebuilt 200 years later and abandoned( possibly destroyed) 200 years after that. It is an extensive complex that...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Nice bit of history. If you are staying in stalis or malia you can hop on the happy train and it will drop you off just around the corner.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Next to the Ancients’ place, you can find the eastern part of Malia beach. Not very crowded, especially during the week days. There is a place (kantina) that serves iced coffee, salads, soft drinks and beers on very nice prices. A clean beach you will...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank leonidast553
Reviewed June 6, 2019

I had heard that this was a better example of Minoan life than Knossos so I jumped on a bus from Malia for 3/4 stops, crossed the road and walked around 5 minutes to the entrance. €6 entrance fee is fair, but they appear to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank susanmary14
Reviewed June 6, 2019

This Palace is well preserved and well looked after. It costs 6 Euros and there are concessions if you produce copy of your passport. It is well laid out with a coffee shop, toilets and small museum. We visited at the beginning of the season...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Leah B
June 1, 2017|
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Response from johnlX8817IB | Reviewed this property |
The price is €6 per person and you pay on entry.
September 7, 2016|
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Response from Janusz P | Reviewed this property |
Hello! The ruins are open in October and you don't need to book a toured guide to get in there. The opening hours are: Summer: Monday: 13.00-19.30 Tuesday-Friday: 08.00-19.30 Winter (From 1st November to 31st... More
Tina B
March 26, 2016|
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Response from izzymadsternyc | Reviewed this property |
You can take a bus from the main station in Heraklion. Make sure to get on a bus going to "Malia Antiquities" (bus #38 I think) ask the kid selling tickets on the bus to tell you when to get off. The bus stop is up the road... More