Happy Days Studios

  • Closest airport: 34km from Heraklion Airport
  • 1km to beach
  • 500m to resort centre
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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415 reviews

The Happy Days Studios is located in the Old Town of the bustling resort of Malia, on the island paradise of Crete. This family-run hotel is terrific for couples, families and ... Continue reading

The Happy Days Studios is located in the Old Town of the bustling resort of Malia, on the island paradise of Crete. This family-run hotel is terrific for couples, families and friends with a total of 37 comfortable studios and 23 apartments boasting a host of amenities and a party atmosphere. If you want an unforgettable holiday, the Happy Days Studios provides everything you need in sunny Crete. Happy Days is famous as a friendly, party hotel and a great reason for this is the Staff. This is a fun hotel, where you can come to the bar anytime. They are always up for a laugh.


  • Two outdoor pools
  • A large sunbathing area
  • Sunbeds
  • TV corner
  • Billiards: two pool tables


  • 24 hour reception
  • Internet services
  • WiFi in public areas (local charge)
  • Currency exchange
  • Mini market
  • Air conditioning (local charge)
  • Safety deposit box (local charge)

Other facilities

  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)


  • Bar/pool bar
  • Animation team
  • Theme nights
  • Happy hours nightly
  • Film nights
  • Plenty of restaurants, bars and markets within walking distance
  • BBQ facilities: weekly BBQ nights
  • Karaoke


Room facilities

The Happy Days Studios feature 37 comfortable studios and 23 apartments. Each room is equipped with a kitchenette, television, telephone, hair dryer, kettle and air conditioning (available at extra charge). Adjoining studios are available for families or parties dependant on availability.

Other Information

Guests to the Happy Days Studios can discover marvellous beaches and sleepy villages along with a wide array of shops, restaurants, traditional tavernas and 'ouzerias', as well as lively nightlife and attractions in Malia and nearby Hersonissos town.

The hotel is suitable for families and couples except during the peak period 20th of June through and including July.

Reception, currency exchange, public telephone, VISA and MasterCard accepted, half and full board available. Services available with charge include safe boxes, fans, irons, BBQs, full English breakfast or Continental breakfast, Mini Market open from 9am till midnight.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Happy Days Studios in Malia. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Happy Days Studios in Malia easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Happy Days Studios with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

The town of Malia, on the north coast of Crete, is ancient but its appeal as a holiday destination is unquestionably aimed at 18 to 30-year-old revellers out for fun, sunny days and steamy party nights. The ruins of the 2000 BC Palace of Malia, a mile or so from the neon strip of the modern holiday resort, draws a few tourists but most are more intent on taking excursions to enjoy the thrills and spills at the waterpark about 15 minutes away, or soaking up the sun, swimming and sea sports on the miles of beautiful white sandy beach.

Modern Malia is a hodge-podge of apartment and hotel complexes, tavernas, cafés, kiosks and shops crammed along a busy strip, offering everything the package tour holiday could include. At night the lights are bright and the music pumps in Malia's many cosmopolitan pubs and clubs until sunrise. The most attractive feature of a Malia holiday is its three miles (5km) of sandy beach, washed by crystal clear sea, under blazing sun. There is no natural shade but the beach is well-supplied with parasols and sunbeds, and dotted with bar kiosks and watersports operators. The road into the mountains south of the holiday resort, leading to the pretty village of Krasi, offers a scenic alternative with its wooded slopes and rushing springs.

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On a Malia holiday, energetic holidaymakers can fill their days with all manner of watersports, particularly on the busy Dolphin and Agapi beaches, from banana boat and jet-ski rides to waterskiing and para-sailing, or a gentle pedalo outing. Many beaches have daytime bars with deejays providing music on the sand. Volleyball and football games are also regular features on the Malia beaches. There are two crazy golf courses on the sea front. Various excursions are on offer, from forest hikes to archaeological expeditions. Most visitors hire a quad bike, motor scooter or a car for all or part of their visit in order to explore further afield, or take a jeep safari.


There is no shortage of restaurants of all sorts in Malia, whether it be for slowly-savoured traditional Greek meal, a quick pasta or take-out burger. The 24-hour McDonald's is probably the lowest-budget option, while the most expensive establishments are those with a sea view and classy ambience. Most of the restaurants offer menus featuring British favourites along with a few Greek specialities, but there are numerous different international cuisine options, particularly Italian, Indian and Mexican. The Red Lion is popular for English breakfasts, while Jasmine House has good Chinese, and for an authentic Greek meal try the Kreta Taverna.


Malia's nightlife has a reputation for being one of the Mediterranean's hottest for young clubbers and pubbers, on a par with Ibiza and Majorca. The main strip along the beach is thick with touts and barkers luring clients into their establishments with promises of free admission and a variety of special offers, such as 'two drinks for the price of one', or free shots. There are a number of popular bars and cafes open late, and you can try karaoke at Premier Bar or drink a cocktail from a melon at the Yiassou Melon Bar. The Malia clubs take their lead from their UK counterparts, boasting names like London, Newcastle and the Corker Club, and are occupied mainly by young Brits. In the early hours many of the revellers end up sleeping off their drinking sprees on the beach before seeking out breakfast and bed.


A Malia holiday offers the predictable range of Greek resort shopping, from flip-flops and sun cream to jewellery and leather goods. All the shops are clustered along the strip and open between 9am and 10pm, seven days a week. Good souvenirs to look out for are embroidery and other handcrafts, as well as the delicious local cheeses and wine. Ceramics, leathergoods and jewellery are all popular as well.


Although Malia has a long, wide stretch of beach it becomes heavily crowded during the height of the summer holiday season. The resort has been largely taken over by young Brits, from teens to early 20s, whose behaviour is often lewd and bawdy, therefore it is not suitable for a family holiday.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Greek,
Currency: Euro (€)

This week's weather forecast

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Questions and Answers about Happy Days Studios

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2 Questions | 4 Answers

Hi there, they are just a short walk from the beach and the strip

Added 9 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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This hotel is only 10 minutes walking distance to the strip, hope this helps

Added 9 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello Priscilla
Yes 1 bedroom apartments feature a separate bedroom with living room area that has a sofa bed

Added 11 months, 3 weeks ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello, A 1 bedroom apartment will have a double or twin beds in a separate bedroom area and then 2 sofa beds in the living area which is where the kitchen will be. Regards

Added 11 months, 3 weeks ago.

By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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