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Cretan Malia Park

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  • Food & Drink

    3 restaurants

  • Spa & Recreation

    The Cute Spa, gym, and small yoga studio

  • Architecture

    Vana Pernari Architecture Studio

  • Interior design

    Vana Pernari Architecture Studio

  • The Originals

    Agapi & Costantza Sbokou

  • Themes

    Sustainability, Food & Drink, Beach

  • Food & Drink

    3 restaurants

  • Spa & Recreation

    The Cute Spa, gym, and small yoga studio

A lush outside world perfect for families blends harmoniously within at this expansive retreat where traditional materials and textures offer a new take on Cretan luxury.

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Interior design Vana Pernari Architecture Studio

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Interior design Vana Pernari Architecture Studio

The hotel uses traditional materials, textures, and colors of Crete, as well as curious indigenous objects...

to curate a warm atmosphere. Walnut, chestnut, and bamboo combine with rattan, ceramic, stone, and brass to create a palette of wood tones, mustard yellow, copper-red, blue, green, and orange that imparts a relaxed, boho mood in the bright, airy rooms. Murals artistically bring the nature of Crete inside the living spaces and serve as main focal points for the interior design.

Architecture Vana Pernari Architecture Studio

Swaying palms, Indian figs, and banana trees are part of an exotic garden that serves as a strong reference point...

and a dynamic architectural element that animates the property. The hotel’s modernist structures were constructed in the late 1980s by Antonis Stylianides, who once worked with Bauhaus legend Walter Gropius. Cretan Malia Park was fully renovated in 2018 by Vana Pernari, who used assorted colors, materials, and styles from multiple design eras, while still maintaining a strong Cretan identity.

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Cretan Malia Made By Originals

The Originals Agapi & Costantza Sbokou

“We feel that luxury and travel are being redefined. People want to give back, to feel changed, fulfilled, and inspired.”
Agapi Sbokou

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Food & Drink Close to the heart

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Food & Drink Close to the heart

The hotel’s three restaurants—under lauded chef Athinagoras Kostakos—use ingredients handpicked from its garden...

and from local farms to serve a sustainable selection of Cretan, Italian, and Mediterranean specialties. An abundance of Cretan wines allows guests to experience the island’s recently revived wine industry.

Kids’ corner Little explorers

Discover a Little Explorers Kids Club, nestled in the resort’s lush gardens.

Little ones will love the children’s kitchen for baking activities, the play area, an environmental awareness space, and a performance area for dance and theater. Outside, one finds a playground and a small organic garden for kids, who can participate in the hotel’s green program. A separate hut doubles as a quiet space for teenagers who want to read and relax.

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Wellbeing Communal therapy

An holistic approach to wellness allows one to commune with the outdoors through treatments, yoga, and meditation.

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Sustainability Keeping an eye on our Conscious Hotel Principles

“We are committed to crafting sustainable yet luxurious guest experiences that respect our community and environment and give prominence to a truer, more timeless Greece.”

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Cretan Malia Park is housed in buildings that were originally constructed in the late 1980s. With the renovation, sustainable, ideally local, materials were used.

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The hotel has embarked on a plan to reduce the use of plastics, integrate sustainable criteria for purchases, reduce food waste, and adopt sustainable alternatives in their day-to-day operations.

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Innovative measured are used to reduce energy use, eliminate gas emissions, and conserve resources.

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The hotel incorporates water-saving devices and procedures, has improved the efficiency of landscape watering, and controls leakage.

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Products & Produce

Locally sourced products are prioritized. The hotel strives to contribute to the development of sustainable local businesses that can be included in the supply chain.

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The hotel is dedicated to preserving Cretan culture through Greek-led design, original artwork, and the use of locally sourced ingredients in traditional Cretan recipes.

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Curated, soulful experiences showcase the best of local culture and nature. Guests can explore the heritage, taste local flavors, join mindful retreats, and more.

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Guests can use the free bike rental service to tour the island. An electric vehicle charging station is available on-property, and electric and hybrid cars can be rented from an external partner.

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The hotel uses video and photography, in-room communications, digital campaigns, email marketing, and PR to share its sustainability initiatives.


Follow the conscious journey

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A Chef’s Culinary Chronicles — Interview With Lefteris Iliadis

Born and raised in Crete, Lefteris Iliadis found his calling as a chef at an early age—a passion that took him into the kitchens of acclaimed Greek and international hotels until it pulled him back home.

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Crete Reimagined Through a Sustainable Lens

Crete’s an island of superlatives. The largest Greek island is rich in both ancient history—going back to the Minoan civilization 4,000 years ago—and flora, a botanical Eden thanks to its setting between Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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Get an inspiring take on life in the cradle of civilization from Travel Colours Guide—Greece. Packed with pages of beautiful photographs; insider tips on the best places to eat, shop, drink, and more; this is the perfect companion and go-to guide for your next trip to Greece.

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This hotel is featured in Taste and Place: The Design Hotels Book.

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Cretan Malia Park
Crete 70007

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