Places near Site
Chryssolakkos (Greek: Χρυσόλακκος) means the "Pit of gold". This is where the ancient necropolis (royal burial enclosure or cemetery, 1700BCE) in Malia, an ancient Minoan town in Crete, Greece is located.
The famous Bee Pendant now on display at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum was found here. The pendant shows two wasps storing or may be sharing a drop of honey and is of high quality gold-smithery of the Minoan times.
Malia Tropical Beach is situated on a sandy bay of a resort area, only 1,5 Kms from the town of Malia city, 39 km east of Heraklion City.and very close to the archaeological Minoan Palace of Malia.
The beach is mainly sandy with some flat rocks on the left side. It is equipped with sun beds, umbrellas, changing cabins, showers, toilets, wooden walkways, telephone and an information board with the beach code of contact and other information such as about several environmental activities of the nerby hotels. The water sports station offers a variety of water activities, such as windsurfing, pedaloes and canoes.
The beach comprises a part of a long beach area, which is managed partly by hotels and private enterprises. Our beach area is of unique beauty and appropriate for enjoying sunbathing, taking part in several water sports and activities. Next to the beach there are other several organized beaches, which also offer beach facilities and a variety of sports. It is surrounded by variety of local trees and bushes.
Special attention is also given to the protection of the beach flora, such as the endangered sea daffodils.