The third largest in size palace of Minoan Crete, the palace of Malia, was the home of mythical Sarpedon, brother of Minos. In this site, visitors primarily see the ruins of the new palace as well as a small part of the old palace. The antiquities of Malia are sheltered by impressive shelters. Amongst others, the wonderful piece of jewellery with the bees was found in Malia and it is exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. The palace is found next to the beach of Potamos, a sandy beach of particular natural beauty, which is available for swimming. You may also combine it with a visit to the cosmopolitan resort of Malia.
General entrance fee: €6
Tel. +30 28970 31597