Watch 2018 FIFA World Cup games (+ schedule)

Here at the Red Lion we have the best news for you!
You don’t have to miss a match while on holidays!



Enjoy your meal and watch all major sports live
on our numerous TVs

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Our best deal for you though is our


A specially designed part of our establishment
fully air-conditioned to provide the right atmosphere,
to enjoy sports
with surround sound and HD picture quality.





Look at our beer
and cider list


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Red Lion ranked 1st Restaurant in Malia for the 2017 season in TripAdvisor

Thank you for visiting Red Lion in Malia.

You have given us the greatest pleasure to be ranked #1 restaurant in TripAdvisor

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We have been working really hard all these years to transform a casual pub spirit to an exciting restaurant experience for you.

We always strive to improve and appreciate you taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor.
It’s the world’s largest travel site, helping millions of visitors every month plan the perfect trip and find good food and drinks!

This year we are celebrating the 1st position in Malia among 81 places to eat, in TripAdvisor.

Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read other people’s reviews before their visit.
And we’re always eager to hear what you liked and how we can improve.



Thanks again, and we hope to have the opportunity to see you again
The Red Lion team

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Our video

Last year, our first professional Red Lion video was out! Fresh! and reflecting our spirit!
Thank you NicPa productions, that was great!
People keep talking about it!

Follow us on social media

Whether you were a one time guest or a returning visitor
or even a “crying, begging to return in Malia” person …

… Thank you for visiting the Red Lion.

We would like to stay in touch with you.
Please like and follow our pages to access our news and articles.

With best regards,
The Red Lion team.

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Shopping, working or just keeping in touch
– you can do it all, FREE,
in the comfort of the Red Lion.

You can enjoy high-speed Internet connection here.
Simply switch on your Wi-Fi-enabled laptop, PDA or phone and select  red lion – free wi-fi

Proud to join tripadvisor’s Hall of Fame

We are honoured to join tripadvisor’s

Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

Because you’ve earned a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past five years,
we’re pleased to announce that
The Red Lion Gastropub and Restaurant
has qualified for the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.


Along with our yearly Certificate of Excellence for the 2018,
for five consecutive years now – six in fact, including 2013 – as is our presence in tripadvisor
we are happy and honoured to see our effords pay
and your good opinion for us that led us to become

#1 restaurant in Malia.

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Notos lager is the new local bottled beer added to our list

Notos Gold Lager

Fresh, local, crafted beer

Forget about what you knew so far about lagers. This is something particular. This is a crafted beer, a “craft lager”.
Carefully designed recipe, exact percentances of basic, aromatic and caramelized malts, the sole use of one variety of hops and the diversification of the proccess during brewing, give to Notos Gold Lager its distinctive colour and aroma, full body and balanced bitterness.
Re-brewing in bottle and maturemation in low temperatures give an additional characteristic to it making it special.

No additives, no conservatives, no artificial colours … no lies!

No rare ingredients, not brewd under the moonlight, not bottled by elfs …

100% barley malt, water, hops (Styrian Golding) and yeast. A craft lager as it should be!


Notos Brewery


A few words about the packaging

Notos is the greek word for south (or southern), and so the design was based on the compass. The white color chosen for the label and cup to make it distinguish, since it is not commonly used in beer industry, it is also depicting the purity and the uniqueness of the product. Red details were added to pay tribute to our hometown’s past, refering to the Minoan Era. As the four friends owning the brewery mention: “making a dream come true isn’t so easy. It takes a long time of designing and effort, passion, unbreakable friendship, love for our hometown and persistence in our goal so that the first microbrewery be born in Heraklion. Notos Brewery exclusively uses Greek malt. The best quality of hops and yeast are being carefully picked and they are all combined with fresh Cretan water, in order to create fresh, unfiltered and unpasteurized beer of high quality. A refreshing blonde beer, hazed in its natural state, with a rich taste and discreet hop aroma. Brewed in the traditional way and bottle conditioned, it is a short term life beer without any additives and conservatives”.

Creative Agency: Ioannis Ikonomakis

See our bottles beers, ales and ciders

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Travelers’ top tips to pack smart

  • Pack light to travel light. If you can manage with a carry-on, do it. Try taking half of the things you need and twice the money. You can make buying a few new items a fun part of the adventure.
  • Pack a sleep mask and ear plugs. These can come in handy on a plane, train or in your hotel room.
  • Capitalize on empty suitcase space. Roll your clothes, instead of folding them. Stuff socks, underwear, and accessories inside of shoes. Leave no space unused.
  • Keep a sarong or pashmina in your carry-on. They can be used as a blanket on the plane, a scarf if it’s cold or a shawl on an evening out.
  • Bag it. Kitchen sandwich bags can be used to hold your accessories, vacuum pack bags can be space savers, and trash bags have multiple uses (laundry bag, shoe covers).
  • Skip airport snacks and bring your own. You can save yourself a bit of money and keep your hunger at bay in case you have a delayed flight.
  • Create compartments. Two words: packing cube. If you are visiting more than one city during your trip, packing cubes will keep your suitcase organized and save you from having to pack and unpack.
  • Share your packing space. Traveling as a couple? Split your clothes between two suitcases on the off chance one of them gets lost during the flight.
  • Bring a multi-socket extension cord. Although newer hotels have USB ports in rooms, it’s best to have an extra outlet to charge all of your electronics at once.
  • Make photocopies before leaving home. If you’re traveling out of the country, make two photocopies of your passport. Use your smartphone to take pictures of your car in the airport’s parking garage and do the same for your luggage and its contents in case it gets lost.

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Ceramics, board games and percussion


Knossos game is the ancient board game discovered by Evans in the Palace of Knossos and goes back to 1600 BC.

It is a “race game”, but at the same time something more. It portrays an ancient symbolism about life and the trip to Hades with a return back to life. A gap between the two parts of the board was supposed to be the River-Ocean that separates the world of the living from the world of the dead, to be found far beyond the sea, where the Sun descends.
This game is ceramic, handmade, painted with liquid clay slips (engobes) and fired at high temperature. Comprises the board, 10 powns, a six sided die, a leather pouch for storing the powns and a booklet with the complete game rules in English and in Greek.
Dimentions: length 40cm, width 23.5cm, height 3cm, weight 3.5kg.
Found among other unique ceramic board games on tetraktis studio


wild sea salt

Alexandra Manousakis created the Terroir series of products to highlight the imprint given by nature to its products. Terroir is the environment, the culture, the aromas and flavors that are hidden in the soil and form the character of a product. Apart from those, it is also the people and this product line serves as a showcase of Cretan nature, meaning the unique terroir of Crete.

It is 100% handmade traditional products and, more important, a percentage of the profits from each one is donated to ELEPAP a very special school for children with disabilities.

This jar contains wild sea salt and you will be surprised by the taste that will give in any dish you are going to use it and especially in fresh salads and grilled meats.

It can be found here


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A shampoo and a conditioner with organic extracts of dittany, marjoram & mountain tea from the island of Crete.

Aloe, rich in proteins and amino acids, moisturises the hair
increasing its elasticity while Dittany’s mild antiseptic action, helps the scalp epidermis retain its balance.

Back in 1996, George  – or Giorgos –  Korres, having developed a deep understanding and knowledge of natural ingredients and their application in over 3,000 herbal remedies, he created Korres Natural Products, with a view to producing safe, clinically effective, and affordable natural skincare products of interesting design.

There are numerous Korres stores in Greece and around the world ( find a store here )
or shop online