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Address: Malia, Crete, Greece
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+30 2897 031597
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The site of an ancient Minoan civilization, these majestic ruins are...

The site of an ancient Minoan civilization, these majestic ruins are surrounded by the beautiful Greek countryside.

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A wonderful gem that's not to be missed

We found Malia Palace by walking along the coastline from Sissi to Malia, and were very pleased to come across it. Set slightly inland by the main road, it's easy to access on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Caroline H
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found Malia Palace by walking along the coastline from Sissi to Malia, and were very pleased to come across it. Set slightly inland by the main road, it's easy to access on foot or by car. The grounds of the palace are quite large, with most of the foundations intact, many of which you can walk around. There are... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like your history grab a camera and take your time walking around these ruins. One if two ancient Minoan temples on Crete.. This one has not even significantly altered or restored but it's impressive and captivating nonetheless. Malia nearby has some really fabulous beaches to relax at afterwards.. And some cracking little tavernas! Greek salad! 😁

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Thank jkd06
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

The place is interesting if you like old things. Just it's not a good place to go when it's too hot.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Beware if visiting this place it shuts at 3pm!!! The only sign of this is provided by the owner of Eva's Restaurant a mile and a half away. When we arrived at 2:50pm the staff were already sitting down to lunch and jeered at us for being late. Well if Greece is serious about sorting out its economy it can... More 

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Hucknall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Do not miss Knossos Palace ,Malia Palace if you like History! Crete is a beautiful island with many different landscapes. We was very surprised by the temperatures at that time of year. (28.5 ). Sunny most days.

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1 Thank Patrick H
Taunton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

As others have said this is an extensive pile of rocks, which could, if the purpose plan and layout were put into context an explained, possibly have been very interesting. As it was, there was no guidebook (the shop was shut and empty- we visited at the start of November), and the few sign simply said things like 'altar' or... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Been here before 14 years ago and was amazed at how much more ruins that have been uncovered, cost just 6 euros to get in..would recommend coming here if you enjoy looking at very old ruins....My family and I had a most enjoyable afternoon here and the facilites were very clean and well kept (toilets) and we stopped and sat... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I prefer this Palace , it's more quite and authentic in Malia, this palace was constructed at the same time as Knossos and Phaestos; There is a nice round plate in stone with a diametre of 1,20 m ; It was perhaps a stone for religious celebrations; Not faraway from the central palace was the chrysolakkos what means a gold... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The place is not as big as Knossos, but Looks a lot more original. There are no artificila paintings, the ruins are well restored and kept as the are. A roof protects the ruins and Keep the sun out for the tourists at the same time. Small but very friendly coffee shop.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

My husband, daughter and I visited Malia in August. My daughter (age 4) liked this one the best of the 3 palaces we visited on Crete; she found it the easiest to wander around. It's hard to imagine exactly what the palace would have looked like when standing in the middle of the site so a little bit of reading... More 

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