Royal Palace of Malia
This Minoan palace was smaller and less luxurious than Knossós, but similar in layout, built around an outer and a central courtyard. There is an enormous terracotta vase (pithos) 1.75m high, which could hold over 1 000 litres of wine or oil. The central courtyard was bordered on the north and east sides by porticoes; religious and official buildings occupied the western side.
Address:700 07 Mália
Jun-Sep: 8am-5pm; rest of year: 8am-3pm - closed Mon