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Welcome to Malia Star Apartments & Taverna
Malia Star apartments and taverna stands to satisfy your holidays!
You can find us in the village of Malia on north side of the beautiful island of Crete. Famous
for EU blue flag sandy beaches, blue sea, sunshine and the warm welcome you will receive
from its friendly people.
Fully-furnished new apartments in a quiet area with sea view and close to the beach! Made to make you feel comfortable!
A Greek taverna specialized in the Greek cuisine, with very friendly staff and an experienced chef!
A few words about us
We are a small family business, run by the Datseris family, with a long experience in the tourist business. Our unique hospitality has won awards, and we promise to make your holiday with us memorable. We guarantee you a pleasant stay at our apartments and our chef Dimitris promises to satisfy your gastronomic requirements with unforgettable tastes in a very friendly atmosphere. Here you will experience the real Greek hospitality and the good traditional food.
All our apartments are two-room, we provide 5 apartments for 3 people, 2 for 4 people that are suitable for families; we also have 1 studio for two people. All our apartments have a balcony and are fully furnished with their own equipped kitchen, fridge, air conditioning and a safe box.
Free parking is also available.
Reception with use of telephone, fax, internet, toilets with shower
Stand with information and book exchange
Room service is possible
.We are Located in Malia, 35km east of Heraklion which takes about 25 minutes by car from the airport. The apartments are on north east side of Malia, not far from the centre, in a quiet area and near the beach. They are on the road that runs parallel with the coast and it is a short stroll to the beach where you can swim! For anything you might need you can find it at the next door super market.
Being in the country side you will be able to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings, with lots of greenery, with the light blue of the sky as background and the Aegean sea across the road. We are in a quiet neighbourhood with friendly people, our new apartments are clean and decorated with a lot of flowers!
Malia has a good bus service to and from Heraklion every 30 minutes and another service takes you to Agios Nikolaos every hour. A local line provides an almost door to door service to Heraklion and back.
All day reception providing information, use of telephone and advice.
Room service is also possible-you may have anything you like from the taverna to your room!
Bicycles for rent include new city bikes and mountain bikes
Through out 23 years of operation we have always served, the world famous Cretan and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as the European, always using local fresh products and meat from Cretan farms, organic farming vegetables and of course extra virgin Cretan olive oil of our own production. All these contribute to the taste of our home made dishes. Dimitri specialises in home made Greek-Cretan cuisine such as soutzoukakia, mousaka, gyros, souvlaki, kleftiko and stifado.
With an atmosphere of a Cretan family's friendly hospitality, it is decorated in a typical Greek style. Set in a landscape full of flowers, a grapevine arbour on one side, a charcoal grill and wood oven complete the scene.
We also organize Greek nights with live music, dancing, BBQ, charcoal grill and buffet.
The taverna is open 09:00 - 24:00 and you can choose from a various types of breakfast, tasty lunches and delicious dinners. Snacks and beverages are served all day. After your meal you can relax and enjoy your dessert, ice cream, cocktail or coffee in one of the comfortable chairs.
We recommend trying the Cretan local wines, either from the barrel or bottled all made from Cretan vineyards that use organic farming methods to produce the grapes.
Family Datseris first established a typical Greek Taverna in 1985 with a large range of dishes based on local Cretan and Greek cuisine later adding to the menu a range of international dishes. We introduced to the area Greek nights once a week with live music and dancers with a huge variety of dishes to choose from in the buffet meal supplied.
Over the years we have improved our services with the result that many visitors became regular customers. Due to this success we decided to extend the business in 1995 and created a small friendly unit of 8 apartments, like everything else we do built with tender loving care for our guest's pleasure.
The apartments were finished in 1997 and we also built a new restaurant at the apartments to give a better service to our guests, it is decorated in a typical Greek style and the charcoal grill and wood oven complete the scene. We guarantee you a pleasant stay at the Malia star and we promise to satisfy your appetite in a very friendly atmosphere.
About the area
In Malia you will enjoy your stay because it is located in the heart of Crete on the north coast. We are 35km east of Heraklion which takes about 25 minutes by car from the airport, Malia is one of most famous holiday resorts, and has one of the best sandy bays on Crete where you can relax and swim in the beautiful clear sea. Malia is also well-known for the night life and the Minoan ancient palace.
At the Malia Star you will surely relax being in a quite area of Malia, 100 m from the beach and 500m from the centre and the old village of Malia with narrow alleys and traditional style houses, bars and tavernas. We are close to Malia port and only 10 minutes walk away is the archaeological site of the Minoan Malia Palace and nearby is the sandy beach with a blue flag awarded by the E.U.
In a distance of 15 km you can visit a water parks, historic caves and the Mediterranean's largest aquarium!
For reservations questions or directions please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you.