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. PutMalia 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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The Malia Minoan Palace is a great place to visit to get to know the size and beauty of ancient structures, although not all of the palace is excavated you can spend a good half day there. The... more »
It’s closed on Tuesdays in the winter. I didn’t see it noted on the English website and went anyway 🤦🏻 but peaked in from the fence. The beach down the street is an easy walk and nice to hike along.... more »
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