Celebrating 20 years of operation…

with more beer!!

This year we have added a large number of bottled lagers, pilsners and ales in addition to our 6 barrels of draught.

One could say we will have a beer feast this year!

From Greek microbreweries

VOREIA CRAFT | Pilsner – 5% vol. – 330 ml | See more …
NOTOS GOLD CRAFT | Lager – 5% vol. – 330 ml | See more …
SOLO AMERICANA CRAFT | Pale ale – 6% vol. | See more ...
VOLCAN BLONDE | Pilsner – 5% vol. – 330 ml. | See more …
ZEOS BLUE | Lager – 5% vol. – 330 ml | See more …
ZEOS GOLD | Pilsner – 5% vol. – 330 ml | See more …
ZEOS WEISS | Weiss beer – 5% vol. – 500 ml | See more …

From Greek breweries

FIX HELLAS | Lager – 5% vol. – 330 ml
FIX Dark | Dark Beer – 5,2% vol. – 330 ml
MAMOS | Pilsner – 5% vol. – 330 ml
ALFA | Lager – 5% vol. – 330 ml

International labels

Lager – 5,2% vol. – 330 ml
BUD (U.S.A.)
Pale lager – 5% vol. – 330 ml
CORONA (Mexico)
Lager – 4.6% vol. – 355 ml
Lager & tequila – 5,9% vol. – 330 ml
PAULANER (Germany)
Weiss beer – 5,3% vol. – 330 ml
Ale – 4% vol. – 500 ml can
KILKENNY (Ireland)
Red ale – 4.3% vol. – 330 ml
Lager – 4,6% vol. – 330 ml
DUVEL (Belgium)
Golden ale – 8,5% vol. – 330 ml
Premium pilsner – 5% vol. – 330 ml
Wheat beer – 5% vol. – 330 ml
AMSTEL (Netherlands)
Lager – 5% vol. – 330 ml
AMSTEL RADLER (Netherlands)
Fruit beer – 2% vol. – 330 ml
AMSTEL FREE (Netherlands)
Alcohol-free lager – 0% vol. – 330 ml

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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.
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With best regards,
The Red Lion team.

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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!

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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

Greek and Mediterranean dishes

Enjoy the best of Greek and Mediterranean food.
Souvlaki, gyros, mousaka, kleftiko, kebab, calamari, fresh fish and pasta, all cooked traditionally with fresh local ingredients.

    • Greek & Mediterranean



      Thinly sliced chicken Gyros served with warm pita bread, tomatoes, onions, tzatziki and our hand - cut chunky chips.



      Marinated chicken chunks with greek herbs and spices skewered with onions and peppers and grilled to perfection. Served with warm pita bread, tzatziki, salad and our hand cut chunky chips.

    • KEBAB


      Lightly spiced mix of lamb and beef mince kebab, grilled to perfection and served with warm pita bread, tzatziki, our hand-cut chunky chips and dressed salad garnish.



      The famous Greek classic. Slow roasted fresh lamb with garlic, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes and feta cheese.



      If you can't decide which one you want this platter is the right choice. Grilled chicken souvlaki, lamb & beef mince kebab and chicken gyros served with warm pita bread, tzatziki, our hand - cut chunky chips and side order Greek salad.



      Cooked in a creamy white wine sauce with garlic, onions, parsley and dill.



      In a light golden batter served with side order Greek salad, chunky chips, lemon wedge and tartar sauce dip.


      Oven baked king prawns in tomato, garlic, feta and ouzo sauce. Accompanied with rice.



      Fresh, grilled, lightly seasoned and drizzled with olive oil – lemon dressing.
      Served with vegetables, jacket potato, tartar sauce and extra olive oil dressing.


    • Pasta



      Spaghetti bound in our delicious garlic, basil and sweet tomato sauce.


      Tossed with a creamy bacon, cheese and garlic sauce.



      Traditionally prepared beef Bolognaise in a homemade garlic basil & sweet tomato sauce, tossed with spaghetti.



      Macaroni pasta tossed in a creamy Cheddar, Parmesan & Mozzarella cheese sauce, baked in the oven.

    • pizza-style flatbreads

    • FLATBREADSDelicious, pizza style flatbreads to enjoy as a sharer, snack or main meal

      MARGARITA / With our blend of cheeses (V)

      PULLED PORK / Pulled pork, mixed cheeses and B.B.Q. sauce.

      B.B.Q. / Chicken, bacon, B.B.Q. sauce and mixed cheeses

      PEPERONI / Lightly spiced, with Pepperoni, mixed cheeses and tomato salsa

      *our blend of cheeses contains Gouda, Edam, Mozzarella, Cheddar and Reggato cheese.


      Add any of the following items to our Margarita flatbread
      Chicken, Feta cheese, Bacon, Ham, Tuna, Caramelized onions, Fresh mushrooms, Peppers, Onions, Tomatoes, Sweet corn, B.B.Q. sauce.

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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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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Holidays in Malia?

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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