Malia Minoan Palace, Malia

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Explore Malia Minoan Palace to see what's left of the palace built here several thousand years ago. The palace was constructed in 1900 BCE but was destroyed 200 hundred years later. The ruins you'll see are from the rebuilt palace, which replaced the former in 1700 BC. Begin at the small museum, where you will see a model of the palace as it would have looked originally. At the north end of the palace, visit the necropolis where the famous gold bee pendant--now on display in a museum in Heraklion--was uncovered. Learn about the Minoans relationship with their Gods by examining the round table in the central court, where they placed seeds as offerings to the deities. Put Malia Minoan Palace into our Malia online trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Compared to Knossos, this is a poor relation however is worth a visit if you are interested in the archeology. There could have been more info at each part of the site, which is spread over a large ar...  more »
  • On the North coast of Crete, half an hour by car or bus, East of Heraklion lies the resort town and the seaside resort of Malia. A few hundred meters from the sea is this mansion that dates back more than 4000 years ago (2000 BC). Here are 3 archaeological sites excavated by early ' 900 by Greek archaeologists and followed up by the French archaeological School of Athens. The famous bee charm-pendant was found at the adjacent necropioli Crysos, as well as the axe to formas of feline. Here they worked the oil and perhaps even grain, saw the containers and funnels.
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  • I can really suggest this site if you want to visit some Minoan ruins and tou do kot like the crowd of places as Knossos Palace or if you have like us small kids. Even if you are not so interested in ...  more »
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  • 6 euros entrance to the place is a bit high. Also, there are no information panes detailing the history of the place (Knossos had these everywhere). So it's basically just a place to take pictures without the possibility of learning much. Also, the place seems quite reconstructed with modern cement so it is difficult to really find out what exactly were the remnants of the place.
  • Who loves archeology and history, this place is for you :)
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  • Well preserved after Knossos Minoan Palace.
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Malia's reputation as a mecca for young tourists, especially those hailing from the UK, means that there is no shortage of accommodation choices in the area--though don't expect much peace and quiet. This party capital of the island of Crete offers a number of beachfront hotels, which is certainly the most popular option here. You have hundreds of hotels to choose from in the area, but to avoid the noisy nightlife you should stay off of Malia's main road leading to the beach, which is crowded with clubs and bars. Alternatives include a variety of rentals along and away from the seaside, as well as the occasional boutique hotel.
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