Malia is only 37 km east of the city of Heraklion towards to Agios Nikolaos. In the past, Malia was known for producing delicious potatoes but nowadays it is best known as a top holiday destination in Heraklion. In Malia, you can find many large hotels (most of them with the option of all-inclusive), many taverns and bars.
Apart from the vibrant night life, in Malia you can find golden, sandy beaches and many opportunities for outdoor activities. Also, the location of Malia is ideal if you are interested in exploring the island because of the central location.