Country Partner Alexander Beach Hotel & Village Malia


At the Alexander Beach there is no time for being bored. Visit the beautiful beach with its activities like aquaplane, parasailing, wind surfing, banana canoes and pedalos.
Two tennis courts, ping-pong, beach volleyball, basketball and billard are also standard of the hotel. In the evenings we offer shows, greek evenings, barbecues, disco and many other events.
The Alexander Mini-Club with its daily activities, games, shows, Disco-Evenings and an unique adventure pool with water games and water chutes makes the Alexander Beach ideal for a familiy leave.
The fitness centre is equipped with the latest equippment of Techno-Gym. Here you will also find a heated indoor swimming pool, massages, finnish and steam sauna, and gymnastic programs.

Need to know about Crete

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands at 8,336 km² (3,219 square miles) and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean.

Crete was the centre of Europe's most ancient civilization, the Minoan. Referred to often as the 'cradle' of European civilization. Little is known about the rise of ancient Cretan society, because very few written records remain, and many of them are written in an undeciphered script. This contrasts with the superb palaces, houses, roads, paintings and sculptures that do remain. Though early Cretan history is surrounded by legends (such as those of King Minos; Theseus and the Minotaur; and Daedalus and Icarus) that have been passed to us via Greek historians/poets (such as Homer), it is known that the first human settlement in Crete, dating to the aceramic Neolithic.

Crete is a popular tourist destination; its attractions include the Minoan sites of Knossos and Phaistos, the classical site of Gortys, the Venetian castle at Rethymno, and the Samaria Gorge, as well as many other natural sites, monuments, and beaches.

The economy of Crete, which was mainly based on farming, started changing visibly during the 1970s. While there is still an emphasis on farming and stock breeding, due to the climate and the terrain of the island, there is a drop in manufacturing and a big increase on the services industry (mainly tourism related). As in other regions of Greece, olive growing is also a significant industry.

Crete straddles two climatic zones, the Mediterranean and the North African, mainly falling within the former. As such, the climate in Crete is primarily temperate. The atmosphere can be quite humid, depending on the proximity to the sea. The winter is fairly mild. Snowfall is common on the mountains between November and May, but rare at the low lying areas.