Brand new and with an eco-friendly ethos, this family-friendly resort overlooks a slightly rocky but soft sandy coastline near Malia’s little port just under a mile from Potamos’ sandy beach. Characterised by lush gardens, plenty of on-site sports activities and several restaurants using local produce some grown on site.

In front of the property is a long, man-made sand beach with a decked promenade and swing hammocks (perfect for sipping sunset cocktails).The deck-surrounded main pool is spacious offering sunbeds and umbrellas and offers a natural shade from the garden’s olive trees. As its name suggests, Cute Spa has a limited treatment menu. There’s also an indoor gym, a tennis court and a yoga shala situated in a peaceful spot.

There are 204 rooms and bungalows with garden, pool or sea views. Décor is chic and quirky: think California breeziness with Ibizan boho vibes. There are also sharing pool rooms facing the river pool (up to 17 rooms on one stretch of pool). Family rooms have more space – as do Junior suites and a two-bedroom Deluxe suite: they all have spacious separate living areas, large terraces and bathrooms with tubs.

The Beach Shack right on the beachfront serves tapas-style snacks. The excellent Cretan Mouries restaurant, sports a woodfire oven and charcoal grilled delicacies. For a relaxed atmosphere the light-flooded Mediterraneo restaurant or Almyra, the Italian restaurant with lovely sea views.

For excursions enjoy Malia’s Minoan Palace which is just over a mile away or hire a car to go further a field to see the Palace of Knossos or to follow vineyard trails near Heraklion to visit local wineries. Also visit the traditional  villages of Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Old-Chersonissos just up the mountains for an authentic experience.

Facilities

Spa

Swimming Pool

Gym

Transfers

30 minutes by car from Heraklion International Airport.

Food & Drink

Cretan Malia Park offers five fantastic restaurants and two bars.

Almyra

Almyra offers Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner. Positioned at the northernmost tip of the property and overlooking the sea, the restaurant presents a menu crafted Chef Athinagoras Kostakos, where Italian dishes incorporate sustainably sourced, local ingredients for an assemblage of meals that are both fresh and authentic. Diners can expect dishes such as local fresh fish, summery salads, past and risotti and one of the dozen or so pizzas prepared in the restaurant's outdoor stone oven. Meals are rounded up with a number of sweet treats including a decadent pavlova served with meringue, vanilla ice cream and red fruits, and the chocolate crémeux; a supreme mix of feuilletine, praline and coconut crumble.

Mouries

Mouries pays homage to Crete's most time-honoured recipes via Chef Lefteris Iliandis' authentic menu. In alignment with the Cretan diet, where greens and vegetables, wild herbs, high quality meat and seafood, and olive oil are revered, dishes such are suitably honest and simple. This sees plates such as Xynochondros Cretan frumenty brought to life with seasonal vegetables picked from the hotel's own garden, and a range of meats and fish cooked 'parastia' style over an open fire in Mouries' central outdoor kitchen island which fully operates without the use of electricity, relying solely on an outdoor stone oven and grill to prepare dishes.

Mediterraneo

Cretan Malia Park's only all-day restaurant, Mediterraneo offers buffet-style Mediterranean cuisine across breakfast, lunch and dinner. Incorporating ingredients garnered from the hotel's own grounds, the varied offerings present a strong focus on Greek recipes, while a daily changing Cretan table displays a spread of speciality dishes and ingredients from the island.

The Lobby Bar

Central to the hotel's immense lobby and lounge is the Lobby Bar, a sophisticated watering hole, characterised by retro elegance. From creative, hand-crafted cocktails by award-winning mixologist Aristotelis Papadopoulos - built around local, seasonal, quality ingredients - and updated versions of classic drinks to a wine list focused on young Greek wineries.

Pool Bar & BBQ

Placing refreshments within a literal arm's length from the main pool, the Pool Bar & BBQ serves as a convenient. informal pit stop for guests. Surrounded by the hotel's verdant gardens, the cafe is recently overhauled and in its modern-day guise presents a simple kiosk-style cabin enveloped by outdoor seating. Cocktails, mocktails, beer and wine are accompanied by a concise menu of lunch bites which include rotisserie gyros, all of which can be enjoyed poolside.

The Beach Shack

A cool, calm and casual counterbalance to Cretan Malia Park's more formal dining options, The Beach Shack is an easy beachside outlet serving a full menu. Late morning to early evenings sees a new menu of Kostakos - an easy and light-hearted approach in the kitchen is embraced, with a wide variety of raw-food and vegan options. For lunch, guests enjoy healthy bowls that do not skimp on flavour, and for dinner an intimate light menu paired with delicious cocktails, all served at the bar or sunbed.

The Crush

The perfect refuge from Crete's soaring summer temperatures, The Crush is Cretan Malia Park's one stop shop for gelato, coffee and pastries.

Childcare

Cretan Malia Park offers a fantastic Kid's Club and an exclusive area for teenagers.

Little Explorers Kids' Club

Nestled within the resort's lush garden's, the new impressive Little Explorer's Kids' Club (for children 3-10 years old) encourages children to be creative and inventive, always inspired by the island, where the surroundings will help them explore and let their imagination run free. The light-filled interior includes a kitchen for cooking and baking activities, a play area with a large display, which also doubles as an environmental awareness space and a performance area for dance and theatre. The outdoor area features the kids' own organic small garden where they actively participate in the green program and a nearby playground. A separate hut doubles as a quiet space for kids and teenagers alike who want to read and relax.

The Place

Located at the left of the resort's entrance, next to the tennis and basketball half court, the Place is a separate area exclusively reserved for teenagers. The outdoor space features a large water tub and tall trees with hammocks; table tennis, billiards and darts keep teens busy by the day. The Place transforms itself to an atmospheric ambiance with hanging moon lights, poufs and cinema screenings by night.

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Rooms

There are 204 rooms and suites to choose from at Cretan Malia Park.

Double Guestroom

Sophisticated in character and with a cosy yet clean interior, the Double rooms (24m²) boast a comfortable bedroom with a king-size bed or two twins, luxurious bedding and custom-made furniture. The bathroom is bright and features a walk-in shower. Double guestrooms are located in the main building and is complemented by views overlooking the landscaped gardens or the resort's main pool. Each room includes tea and coffee facilities, private and furnished balcony, complimentary WiFi, central air conditioning, 40" Smart TV, Indigenous bath amenities and a safe box.

Signature Guestroom

The Signature Rooms (24m²), located in the main building are frames by floor to ceiling windows leading to a terrace. They boast a comfortable bedroom with a king-size bed or two twins, luxurious bedding and custom-made furniture. Each room includes a healthy-stocked mini bar and micro-brewery beers, tea and coffee facilities, Nespresso Coffee facility and complimentary capsules (4) replenished daily, bottle of mineral water replenished daily, complimentary WiFi, Central Air Conditioning, 40" Smart TV, walk-in shower, Indigenous bath amenities and safe box.

Bungalow Garden View

Spread around the resort's lush landscaped gardens, the Bungalows with Garden View (26m²) feature a comfortable bedroom with a king-size bed or two twins, luxurious bedding, custom-made furniture, a furnished veranda or balcony and a custom-made daybed. The bathroom is bright, with clean lines featuring a walk-in shower and a washbasin of white porcelain. Each bungalow includes tea and coffee facilities and connecting rooms (available for limited number of bungalows).

Signature Bungalow Garden

The Signature Bungalow Garden rooms (26m²) feature a comfortable bedroom with a king-size bed or two twins, luxurious bedding, custom-made furniture and local artworks, a furnished veranda or balcony and a custom-made daybed. Each bungalow includes a healthy-stocked mini bar and micro-brewery beers, Nespresso Coffee facility and complimentary capsules replenished daily, mineral water replenished daily.

Bungalow Pool View

Scattered around the resort's river pool, the Bungalow Pool View rooms (25-26m²) feature a comfortable bedroom with a king-size bed or two twins, luxurious bedding, custom-made furniture, a furnished veranda or balcony with views of the pool and the lush landscaped gardens and a custom-made daybed. The bathroom is bright with a walk-in shower and a washbasin of white porcelain. Each bungalow includes tea and coffee facilities, complimentary WiFi, central air conditioning, 40" Smart TV, indigenous bath amenities and safe box.

Bungalow Pool Front

The Bungalows with Pool Front (26m²) boast a large veranda leading directly to a river-shaped pool that blends in the landscape. A set of sun loungers is reserved for guests staying in those bungalows, right in front of their veranda or scattered around the resort's River Pool. They feature a comfortable bedroom with a king-size bed or two twins, luxurious bedding, custom-made furniture, a furnished veranda with views of the pool and the lush landscaped gardens and a custom-made daybed. The bathroom is bright with a walk-in shower and a washbasin. These bungalows include tea and coffee facilities, complimentary WiFi, central air conditioning, 40" Smart TV, Indigenous bath amenities, safe box and connecting rooms (available for limited number of bungalows).

Bungalow Side Sea View

These bungalows (25-26m²) boast a comfortable bedroom with a king-size bed or two twins, luxurious bedding, custom-made furniture and a custom-made daybed. The bathroom is bright with a walk-in shower and a washbasin of white porcelain. All bungalows offer partial sea views from a garden level terrace or upper level balcony. They include tea and coffee facilities, complimentary WiFi, central air conditioning, 40" Smart TV, Indigenous bath amenities and safe box.

Bungalow Beach Front

Located at the seafront , overlooking the resort's wonderful sandy beach, the Bungalow Beach Front (26m²) enjoys a unique view from a furnished veranda or balcony. They feature a comfortable bedroom with a king-size bed or two twins, luxurious bedding, custom-made furniture and a custom-made daybed. A set of sun loungers is reserved for guests staying in those bungalows, right in front of their veranda or scattered around the beachfront gardens. The bathroom is bright with a walk-in shower and washbasin. These Bungalows include tea and coffee facilities, complimentary WiFi, central air conditioning, 40" Smart TV, Indigenous bath amenities, safe box and connecting rooms (available for limited number of bungalows).

Deluxe Family Bungalow

The Deluxe Family Bungalows (42m²) features two distinct and separated areas. The spacious main bedroom features a king-size bed with luxurious bedding. The kids' room features a bunk bed and a built-in sofa bed, as well as smaller bathroom with shower and plenty of storage. Both master bathroom and the second small one is bright with walk-in showers and a washbasin. These bungalows include tea and coffee facilities, complimentary WiFi, central air conditioning, 40" Smart TV, Indigenous bath amenities and safe box.

Junior Suite

The Junior Suites (34m²) feature a king-sized bed with luxurious bedding custom-made furniture, a choice of traditional, sophisticated materials and a sun-filled larger balcony or ground level veranda opening up to the resort's Mediterranean-exotic gardens. Also feature an open plan layout with a sitting area with two enlarged divans. That area can be visually separated and if needed, the 2 sofas can convert to two beds for kids. The spacious bathroom is bright featuring a marble sink, walk-in shower and black bathroom accessories. These suites include tea and coffee facilities, Nespresso Coffee facility, complimentary WiFi, central air conditioning. 40" Smart TV, Indigenous bath amenities and safe box.

Junior Suite Sea Front

Place directly on the seafront, the Junior Suites Sea Front (34m²) enjoy unobstructed views to the sea from a furnished veranda or balcony. They feature a king-sized bed with luxurious bedding, custom-made furniture and a choice of traditional, sophisticated materials. The suites feature an open plan layout with a sitting area with enlarged divans. That area can be visually separated and if needed, the 2 sofas can convert to two beds for kids. The spacious bathroom is bright featuring a marble sink, walk-in-shower and black bathroom accessories. These suites include tea and coffee facilities, Nespresso Coffee facility, complimentary WiFi, central air conditioning, 40" Smart TV, Indigenous bath amenities and safe box.

One Bedroom Suite

The One Bedroom Suites (40m²) offer exceptional Mediterranean island-style luxury and feature a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed or two twins, luxurious bedding, custom-made furniture and a separate living room area. A large furnished balcony opens onto the lush gardens and pool. The spacious bathroom includes a marble countertop with double sinks and walk-in shower. These suites include tea ad coffee facilities, Nespresso Coffee facility, complimentary WiFi, central air conditioning, 40" Smart TV, Indigenous bath amenities and safe box.

Deluxe Suite

The Deluxe Suites (64m²) boasts beautifully custom-made furnishings and living areas. The bedroom features a four-poster bed with linen curtains and a hand-made by natural cane armchair. It opens up to an open space bathroom, with custom-made double vanity sink, bathtub and dressing area. The living area features a dining table, a library, hand-woven chairs of natural rope and cane hand woven lights. The balcony features comfortable outdoor furnishings. These suites include tea and coffee facilities, Nespresso Coffee facility, complimentary WiFi, central air conditioning, 40" Smart TV, Indigenous bath amenities and safe box.

Two Bedroom Suite

The Two Bedroom Suites (95m²) boasts generous living spaces, including a master bedroom with four-posted king-size beckons that opens up to an open-space bathroom, with a custom-made double vanity sink, bathtub and dressing area. The comfortable living areas feature custom-made furniture, dining areas and a library. The second bedroom is equally appealing with luxurious bedding. The bright lounge area features a sofa-bed and custom-made furniture. The spacious bathroom is bright featuring a marble sink, walk-in shower and black bathroom accessories. Enjoy breath-taking sea views from the expansive furnished balconies. These suites include tea and coffee facilities, Nespresso Coffee facility, complimentary WiFi, central air conditioning, 40" Smart TV, Indigenous bath amenities and safe box.

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