Everything you need to know about working in Malia summer 2022.

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What to expect in Malia

The party capital of Crete, Malia is well established in the tourist party circuit, and one of our newest resorts. We’ve been sending guests to Malia since 2018, giving them the summer of a lifetime. A beautiful mish mash of lively clubs and bars sat against Medieval churches and cobbled streets, it’s the perfect balance of culture and partying.

With water parks, paint parties and some of the liveliest nightlife in Europe, working in Malia will give you something different to do every day. The beaches are adventure packed, take your pick from banana boats, jet-skis and even scuba diving courses!

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and with your safety and enjoyment at the forefront of everything we do, we've opened up applications to work abroad summer 2022. Click here to apply now!


Summer Takeover is a working holiday company who can help set you up to have the best summer abroad ever. It’s a great way to spend your summer - working with great people and partying in your spare time.


We will provide accommodation for your stay and help you to find a job when you get to Malia. The Summer Takeover network will be your support system while you’re away and can help you with any issues you might have. It’s also a great way to meet new people and make friends for life.

What type of people get jobs in Malia?

If you’re ready for a party 24/7, you’ll fit right in with Malia workers! Packages for Malia are one of the cheapest we offer, so they’re great if you’re on a budget.

Don’t worry about travelling on your own, most of our guests do! A working holiday with Summer Takeover is a great way to meet new people. We have a private Facebook group which you can use to connect with other Summer Takeover guests before you head out to Malia. Our SummerSphere social network is also a great way to get talking to people.

What type of jobs are available in Malia?

To find a job in Malia, you have to enjoy the nightlife! Most of the work their is bar work, but there will also be positions in restaurants or in events promotion. Jobs like shot selling or balloon selling on the strip are a good way to get chatting to new people and you can also make great commission. Check out our Jobs page to find out more.

When is the best time to go to Malia?

Our dates run from May to June and we recommend going early to get your bearings before the rest of the partiers hit Malia. If you want to stay on a little longer, our amazing reps can help you to find more accommodation.


If you’re from a country within the EU, you won’t need a visa to work in Malia. If you’re from a country outside of the EU, you might need a visa. It’s easy to check and apply online if you do.

What are the wages like in Malia?

Wages in Malia average between €30-50, this is absolutely plenty when you consider that a beer or a vodka will be around €2.50, and a cheeky cocktail will set you back €4 max!

Bear in mind - this doesn’t include tips and commission, so if you’re willing to put in the graft, you could have plenty of extra pennies!

How many hours a day will I be working in Malia?

Hours and shifts will vary depending on your job of choice when working in Malia. Ticket sellers get out and about during the day whilst bar workers will obviously start later. The average shift is between 4-6 hours, this leaves you with plenty of time to visit the waterpark, lounge by the beach, or even go on a Safari Adventure!

Working every day is the best way to maximise your earnings. As the shifts are so short, it just makes sense. You can spend the rest of the day chilling out and your nights on the strip! See our Jobs tab for more information.

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How do I find jobs in Malia?

Don’t worry, you won’t have to trawl the strip with a batch of CVs to work in Malia. The beauty of going abroad with Summer Takeover is we do all the legwork. Our dedicated team of reps will help you find a job just like they have done with the 1000s of workers in previous years.

Not only can they provide detailed information about all the bars, clubs, restaurants and events that are recruiting staff, they’ll make sure you know when recruitment days are on and will get trial shifts setup on your behalf. All you have to do is show up, and put in a good shift.

We’re relatively new to working holidays in Malia and our reputation with employers has preceded us. Thanks to our strict application process they’re well aware that we don’t take just anyone to work abroad, and we know what you can expect from them in return. Your dream job is waiting...

What happens when I arrive in Malia?

Our reps will meet you at the hotel to get you all settled in to work in Malia. This is when the party begins - treat this first week as the holiday part of your working abroad experience.

Between welcome meetings, Summer Takeover bar crawls, epic parties and sightseeing you won’t have a spare moment!

We’ll begin proceedings with a good old knees up - you can get to know your fellow workers and plan anything special you want to do in the welcome week. Between Candy Club, Apollo, Safari and Conkers we’ll help you suss out your favourite spots, and when you’re ready to shake the hangover there’s plenty of beautiful scenery to explore.

By day six you’ll be starting into your job trials, get the champagne on ice as you should be celebrating an offer by that evening! Congratulations, you’ve officially been initiated into worker life; time to make the most of your summer in Malia and live the dream.

What happens after my first month with Summer Takeover?

After the initial 28 days you’ll have the option to extend your stay in our accommodation at a discounted rate, or our devoted reps can assist in finding alternative accommodation if you’d prefer.