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Socrates Hotel Malia Beach

Malia, Greece
  • Peaceful location, around 5 minutes' walk from the beach
  • Old Town & downtown Malia strip are also a short walk away
  • There's a good size pool with comfortable sun beds, & a separate paddling pool for children
  • All rooms have balconies & kitchenettes, plus free bottles water & Wi-Fi
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Crete, 70007
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Socrates Hotel Malia Beach is located in a quieter part of Malia, a short walk from the beach. This is a good-value option for those who don't want to be based on Malia's busy downtown strip, but still want to be close to all the action. The Old Town and its traditional tavernas are a 15-minute stroll.

The apartments are a good size, the largest of which -- the Family Rooms -- have two bathrooms and three bedrooms (sleeping up to five). All rooms have a balcony (most with good views), air conditioning and a kitchenette with a microwave and fridge. Wi-Fi is complimentary, as is bottled water, which is replaced on a daily basis. 

In the morning, there's a fresh buffet breakfast served in the terrace bordering the pool. Past guests comment that after a week the choice can feel a bit limited (particularly at dinner times), but there are a multitude of other options nearby. The pool itself is a good size and surrounded by comfortable sun beds, plus there's a separate small paddling pool for children. No loud music is played so this is the perfect place to relax in the sun. This vibe continues in the evening, when the bars are generally quiet -- this may not suit all guests but the bars of the strip are a short walk away.  


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests

  • Cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 or under. This includes breakfast. There are no extra beds available for older children and adults.


  • No pets allowed.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

Heraklion Airport is a 30-minute drive. A free shuttle is provided by the hotel (usually for those staying a minimum of seven nights). For those driving, parking on site is free.


  • Stalis
  • Crete, 70007
  • Greece

Customer Service

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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