Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Malia, Greece - Updated 2024

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Soaked in sunshine and surrounded by spectacular beaches, the town of Malia is a vibrant getaway on the Greek island of Crete. Gorgeous panoramas, historic architecture, magnificent beaches, and lively nightlife characterize this delightful coastal town. Everything about the quaint, seaside city invites you to relax and indulge. Explore historic sites like the Malia Minoan Palace and the Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, or enjoy a leisurely stroll past the picturesque plazas and serene churches in the tranquil Old Town. Sink your toes into the fine sand of Potamos Beach or explore the scrubby cliffs on a horseback riding tour with Amarillis Stable. Malia is steeped in stunning beauty, and there are many ways to discover the natural landscape, from mountain biking, to off-road Land Rover safaris, to the family-friendly Happy Train. Malia is also renowned as an up-and-coming destination, and there are plenty of exciting nightlife opportunities in town. Whatever your passion, there’s plenty to do and see in this lively town. Plan your trip today, and check out these top 10 Airbnbs in Malia, Greece.

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1. Drossia Palms House in Old Town (from USD 108)

A stylish and elegant property, this darling house is a wonderful accommodation for families. The one-bedroom property has accommodation for up to four guests, and has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy a modern kitchenette filled with convenient appliances, a bright bathroom, a charming bedroom with a queen-size bed, and an airy living. A gorgeous courtyard offers additional cozy seating and alfresco dining. The property sits in the picturesque Old Town and is within walking distance from Nisos Beach.

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Malia, Crete, Greece
126 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved eating dinner on the terrace and eating breakfast on the balcony
the bed was the most comfortable bed we have enjoyed in crete
sophia's place is also right off the main street where kaza pub has a great breakfast
a bed we wish we could have at home and the ac was a life saver
the house looked exactly like the pictures and was comfortable and inviting
the house is picture perfect and very clean as well as comfortable
this place is such a charmer - very neat and clean with comfortable bed
sophia has been a good host
sophia was an excellent host
sophia was communicative and helpful
the charming home coincides with the charming home owner sophia
sophia has been a very good host and present at all time for help or advice
the location in town was excellent
a beautiful home good location just away from the busy strip and the best restaurants minutes away
good location - walkable to everything
it is central cute and perfect
this place is absolutely beautiful the location is so convenient
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2. House on the beach (from USD 71)

Look out onto the beautiful turquoise waves from this sunny and cozy accommodation! The property sits on the shore and is within walking distance of the beach promenade that brims with seafood tavernas, cafes, and shops. Up to four guests can enjoy this delightful accommodation which has a three beds, an elegant bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen supplied with modern appliances, and a simple lounge and dining area. The property also has a spacious yard with a barbecue and lounge furniture to soak up the sun, making it one of the best options for those who want to rent villas in Malia.

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Malia, Crete, Greece
119 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
a really special quiet place with almost a private natural pool in the sea
the room is comfortable and spacious room with a wardrobe and drawers
the house is clean air conditioning was appreciated
if you like to swim though you have to walk about 100m to malia beach
alltogether it was e perfect holiday and i really can recommend you to stay at michalis apartment
the villa is very basic but incredibly clean and comfortable
the house was very clean with sufficient space and comfortable beds
the decor is simple but clean
the place was clean and nice but the sitting area on the patio topped everything else
therefore i absolutely recommend this place also the appartments were very clean
host was very hospitable and nice beach is very pretty by the house
michalis was friendly and drove us in the town to show us the main shops
michaels was very friendly and attentive
michalis and his wife were very kind and helpful
michallis was very inviting and friendly our stay at the house up on the beach was fantastic
the apartment has a perfect location
perfect location only a few minutes walk to shops and restaurants and the beach is right outside the gate
everything is within walking distance yet you are in a serene oasis
we had a great stay the location is perfect and quiet
great for relax and all the places to eat and go out are very close
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3. Melissa Apartments — studio for two (from USD 32)

This charming studio apartment is airy, elegant, and peaceful. Filled with modern amenities, this splendid property can accommodate two guests. The apartment consists of a bright kitchenette stocked with convenient appliances, a small seating area, a sophisticated bathroom, two cozy, queen-size bed, and a large balcony. The apartment complex also has a spacious pool that guests can enjoy.

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Malia, Crete, Greece
66 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apt looks like brand new with all amenities and nice furniture
our stay at melissa apartments was fantastic
staying at melissa apartment was a pleasant surprise
we had a huge room with a balcony and they were really nice
the pool area is beautiful perfect to chill
it is in quiet homey place it's clean and the pool is a big plus
clean and nice rooms centrally lovated beautiful bathrooms
the owner was really friendly polite and very welcoming
great host hospitable friendly and ready to help
the hosts were extremely friendly and welcoming
thank you for hosting me
i enjoyed chatting with the friendly host and would definitely recommend staying here
good location/close to city center
great location great pool also ingrid is the best host
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4. Lotus Studio Sea (from USD 48)

If you want to rent apartments in Malia, then this Airbnb is perfect since it provides a comfortable guest experience. Filled with modern amenities, this studio property is cheerful, bright, and pleasant, and can accommodate up to three guests. Inside the apartment you will find three cozy beds, a spacious bathroom, a large, well-equipped kitchen, and a sun-soaked balcony. The colorful property is situated in the heart of Malia, and sits close to many cafes and restaurants, as well as the beach.

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Malia, Greece
43 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was good and we enjoy the air conditioner
nice cozy apartment with a private parking and wifi
in particular we really liked the balcony where we could have breakfast in the morning
the room was really nice and clean too highly recommend this place
the host has been super nice with us also meeting our requests for the check out
and aimilios was a great host he help us a lot and was always reactive to our questions
aimilios is very friendly and ready to offer help and support
amilio was super nice and very attentive
aimilios is a great host communication was very quick nice and helpful
great location close to all restaurants and beach
the location is amazing - less than a minute walk to the nearest bars and clubs
great location and great host
perfect apartment for our stay in malia great location and lovely host
the appartment was great we were close to the beach and bars
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5. Lotus Studio South (from USD 60)

A bright and sunny property, this apartment is a wonderful accommodation for up to three guests. There are plenty of modern amenities and cozy furnishings to enjoy in this splendid studio property. The space includes three large beds, a sophisticated bathroom, a kitchen well-stocked with convenient appliances, a large dining set, and a gorgeous balcony with patio furniture and a view of the sea. This charming apartment is located in the town center of Malia, and is close to the beach.

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Malia, Greece
65 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has a nice balcony and bathroom the bed was also comfortable
the apartment was even better in real
we were warmly welcomed and had a very comfortable stay
great accomodation clean and modern bathroom comfortable beds aircon and balcony
central clean very kind and friendly perfect organisation air-condition parking options well decorated kitchen facilities - perfect stay
it was clean and well maintained
it was very clean and we had everything we needed
it was clean and it contained everything it said it would
the apartment was very clean and nice aimilios a friendly and we could communicate easily
great place comfy clean and goodlocation
the host was very welcoming and kind true example of hospitality i would be happy to come back
aimilio is a great host who was very easy to communicate with and quick to respond
aimilios was a super friendly host and we enjoyed our stay very much in his lotus apartments
very convenient friendly and the service is excellent
he was so helpful and always available on the phone
the location of the apartment was amazing close to the beach bars and restaurants
good stay the price is very good and the location is nice
the place is perfect good parking near to the beach and very central
great place in the middle of things in malia - which means party every day in the summer
very nice location fine and clean apartment has everything you need
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6. Lotus Studio Coral (from USD 48)

Its modern style and cozy amenities make this studio a splendid accommodation in Malia. The property is spacious and stylish, and has space for up to three guests. The space consists of an elegant open-plan dining and living area, a fully equipped kitchen, a chic bathroom, and three comfortable beds. The beautiful balcony overlooks the sea and creates a relaxing atmosphere. With its terrific location near the town center, the property is close to many shops, restaurants, cafes, and the beach.

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Malia, Greece
37 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room has also nice balcony
additionally we had a cozy balcony we would love spend time at
the apartment was neat clean and fully functioning and the air-con was much appreciated
clean room functional kitchen good enough wi-fi near the sea and very close to cafes and bars
aimilios is a very sympathetic guy who helped us with advises and some more kitchen equipment
the studio is clean and practical
the place is clean and proper
it was a big clean and light room with everything we need basically
aimilios' place is very well located very clean and super comfortable
aslo the host is very kind and supportive
the host is really nice to us
aimilios was very responsive to ask the questions and requests
i am very pleased for the friendly polite and straight forward service from both aimilios and the staff
aimilios was an extremely helpful host who always answered queries quickly and efficiently
the best location for holliday
very good location very close to beach and lots of good places to eat in the area
the big plus is a private parking place and a great restaurant/bar just across the street
great location beautiful and clean rooms highly recommended
clean comfortable great location and a very helpful owner
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7. Airy apartment amid gorgeous gardens (from USD 54)

For amazing seaside vacations in Malia, choose to stay at this property. The two-bedroom accommodation is within walking distance of the beach, and offers stunning views of the property’s breathtaking gardens. The house is also conveniently located near many restaurants, bars, and supermarkets. The property consists of two airy bedrooms, a modern bathroom, a compact kitchenette, and a spacious balcony. Beautiful gardens surround the apartment, and guests can take advantage of the luxurious pool on the property. Up to four guests can rent this space.

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Μάλια, Ηράκλειο, Greece
23 reviews   Wifi Available
Room in hotel 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
very clean and quiet place
it is a very nice and clean apartment
the position is perfect the apartament is peaceful clean and smart
and with really nice hosts to answer all your questions
a welcoming and very kind lady open and has the help of the person
communication with the host was very easy
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8. Melissa Apartments — apartment for three guests (from USD 37)

A charming accommodation for couples and solo travelers, this colorful apartment is located in the heart of Malia. The delightful two-bedroom accommodation consists of a fully equipped kitchenette, two cozy bedrooms, a sunny lounge and dining area, and an elegant bathroom. The property also features a gorgeous, bright terrace and a spacious pool.

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Malia, Greece
32 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice place to stay with great welcome and with the swimming pool
we enjoy our stay in a very nice and clean melissa apartment
otherwise the hosts were very welcoming friendly and accommodating
as soon as we arrived the owners were very welcoming and friendly
it has a beautiful pool and the staff was very welcoming and helpful
the people at melissa apartments were great hosts and very helpful
location is great - next to the main strip but just without all the noise
great location will be back soon
very friendly hosts great location by the old town of malia
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9. Iro Central Houses (from USD 69)

This lovely, picturesque property exemplifies charm! With its bright interior and stylish decor, this house is an ideal accommodation for a relaxing getaway. The house is a sophisticated and serene property and includes two soothing bedrooms, a cheerful kitchen equipped with convenient appliances, an elegant bathroom, a spacious and airy living and dining space, and a sunny courtyard area. Up to five guests can stay on the property. The beach is only a few minutes away, and the historic Old Town is within walking distance.

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Malia, Greece
58 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely bathroom and lots of amenities including home grown fruits and honey
the apartment is great and gives you a great opportunity to see malia
apartment is good for travelling with a baby it is safe baby cot and baby chair are provided
we arrived to a gorgeous light and beautifully designed/decorated apartment
it was immaculately clean and new with a great bed good air conditioning quiet and comfortable
the apartment is very clean and cosy
“it was absolutely amazing so clean and comfortable
the place was clean and we would definitely stay there again
kon’s place is so comfortable and clean
the apartment is beautiful very spacious and extremely clean
the host was pleasant and kind
great hospitality and very helpful
konstantions is a very very good host
the host kostas goes above and beyond to care for his guests
konstantinos was a super host
location is excellent central 10 min walk to the beach about 3 minutes to old town
10 minute walk to the beach and a great beach just a 10 minute drive away
the price was very reasonable for the location but it exceeded just being in a great spot
konstantiono's place is very special
fantastic location konstantinos was a fantastic host very helpfully
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10. Private room in Sunshine Hotel (from USD 541)

Enjoy a stay in a lovely guest room within the charming Sunshine Hotel. The building is quaint and serene, and the spacious rooms are airy and comfortable. Up to two guests can stay in this room, which has a cozy queen-size bed, a sophisticated bathroom, and a spacious veranda. The room is filled with modern amenities, including a television and a Nespresso coffee machine. Guests also have access to the delectable snack bar, the wellness center, sauna, restaurant, and pool. The hotel is situated in a quiet neighborhood, and is near the beach and the Old Town.

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Malia, Greece
18 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
central location- fast wifi clean bathrooms and bedsheets changed frequently
food by the pool was great we had breakfast there daily which was great
the room was clean calm and quiet
the room was just like the picture : clean modern and well equipped
our host was very friendly and knowledgeable and the room was great
everyone was very helpful and nice
the staff is friendly and always willing to think along
lovely famely run hotel with a kind and welcoming atmosphere
great place very good breakfast the host was really helpful and nice
the location is perfect close to malia old town and the beach
for us it was the best location to see old friends and also walk to the beach
the hotel is within walkable distance to everything needed and there are a good selection of restaurants nearby
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Endless entertainment in Malia

Gorgeous panoramas, stunning beaches and recreation areas, and historic attractions characterize this delightful island town. Malia is a delightful destination that is beautiful, bustling, and bright. There is so much to enjoy in this gorgeous area, from sunbathing on the beaches to exploring fascinating historic and cultural sites. This port town has so much to offer and is the perfect destination for fun in the sun. Choose from these excellent Airbnb vacation rentals in Malia for an awesome trip!

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