I have visited Malia and Hersonissos many times since 1989. I have witnessed the important steps that have been done for the tourism development of Hersonissos Municipality.
The public infrastructure is efficient and has the necessary standards in order to cover the needs of every guest.
The only thing that disturbed me was the bad condition of the small Church "Afentis Christos" Jesus Christ in Malia. It is a beautiful landmark on a rockisland opposite Malia Beach. In 2009, I swam to the rockisland with many tourists. This church is like a wreck. There is not a door, there are not holly icons and all the things that describe a building as a church are missing. Some tourists who saw it, made negative comments. Since Malia is a well known European Tourism Destination, we have to try and improve everything we can for a better image.
I don't know who is responsible for this: Hersonissos Municipality or The Archdiocese of Crete. Anyway, the church has to be repaired and renovated. A yard can be built. A wooden path can also connect the beach with the rockisland. This will replace the negative impressions of thousands of tourists who visit Malia Beach and see the rockisland with the Church Jesus Christ.
Michael Kassotakis MCIM