Geitonia Malia Restaurant

Located on the main road of Malia and at the entrance to the old village, we welcome you into our time-capsule. Before sitting down to enjoy your culinary travel into the past, have a look around and explore the multiple levels as well as our room of memories: a section of our restaurant created to resemble an old village home, with photographs of locals and memorabilia from a different time.

Of course, no Cretan neighbourhood would be complete without children playing so we have an area of the restaurant specifically equipped for youngsters to enjoy.

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Traditional Cuisine

Part of our menu focuses on traditional Mediterranean diet and mainly, local delicacies, always cooked in the way our grandmother would make them: with love and ‘meraki’.

The two main parts are representative of the Cretan diet: starters and various meat dishes slow-cooked for hours in a wood oven. Of course, all herbs and spices used are locally sourced and our vegetables are organic.

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Imaginative Cuisine

Part of our menu focuses on Cretan flavours with a creative twist for those who are in search of a surprise for their palette.

Meat and fish/seafood are at the heart of our menu, usually coupled with intriguing ingredients such as truffle cream, avocado and soy sauce. All of the fish/seafood and meat is fresh and we use Cretan virgin olive oil.

Weekly Dishes

Your friendly neighbourhood in Malia, where the aromas from our kitchen will guide you into a parallel universe of traditional village lifestyle.


Our Story

Our family has been in the restaurant business for many years and as the family has grown, so has the family business with each member creating their own offshoots.

One of these is Geitonia – a culinary experience like no other, situated in a historical building of Malia which was originally built in the 1900’s based on a generous donation of Georgios Vlastos to house a school for the children who until then would congregate in yards, on roofs or at church for lessons.


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