Malia Workers Guide
HERAKLION AIRPORT (HER)
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Amazing stretches of golden sand
Malia is home to some of the best beaches in the whole of Crete. The long and beautiful stretches of golden sand will quickly become your favourite place in the world. If you love to sunbathe, you’re in luck because the weather throughout Summer is absolutely melting – you can just sit back and enjoy the sun as you take in the vast expanse of stunning coastal views. This is an amazing place to unwind in between shifts. If you’re a thrill seeker you can find loads of cool water sports and fun activities on the beach. Or you can check out some of sea front bars and relax with a cocktail in your hand and sand between your toes.
Cost of living
How much money are you going to need?
The island of Crete is generally considered to be a place where you get good value for money, especially in comparison to other European destinations. You might not get Whetherspoons prices everywhere, but you certainly won’t be ripped off. A trip to Malia can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be. When it comes to drinking, there are plenty of deals to take advantage of to save you a few quid. You don’t necessarily want to be counting the pennies while you’re on your holiday, but it is worth staying on top of your finances. That’s the beauty of working with Ace – you can earn everything you need to have a wild night. It’s also a great way to meet people and get to know the best places which is a clever way of saving some money. On a budget you could easily manage with around 50-60 euros a day, but if you’re interested in going on excursions to explore more of Crete, it’s worth taking a bit more. Have a rummage in behind them sofa cushions and see what you can find.
Malia (Laganas) NIGHTLIFE
The ideal place to visit if you’re after wild nights
If you love to party then Malia has everything you need. The main strip, which is also called Beach Road, is packed with a seemingly endless row of bars and nightclubs, all beckoning you to come inside, with their tasty drinks and banging tunes. The atmosphere round there is buzzing for most of the day, but especially at night. There’s all sorts of craziness to enjoy, on top of the wide range of boozers for you to pick from. From classic nightclubs like Mode or The Candy Club, everything is on your door step – from house and EDM to big and cheesy – there’s music all around to suit your mood. Every night throughout summer there’s a whole host of events to get stuck into, whether its foam parties or guest DJ sets, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable night and as worker, you can make sure everyone else has one too.
There’s more to Malia than meets the eye
Let’s not kid around here, Malia is mainly known for its incredible nightlife – most people who visit the area are looking for a good time. But it’s also part of the beautiful island of Crete which has so much to offer. It is quite literally steeped in history and culture – which you should definitely take the time to soak in while you’re over there. There are loads of day trips you can jump on around the island, including tours to visit the birthplace of Zeus, or the ancient Minoan palace ruins. We recommend hiring a quadbike and going on a bit of adventure to see more of the island. There are also tonnes of events scheduled throughout summer, including boat parties, festivals and a jam packed clubbing calendar.