Malathiros is a traditional settlement with a long-standing, continuing history which is etched in its traditional buildings, its rich flora and fauna which adorn a natural environment of unmatched beauty and offer its guests special moments of tranquillity. The word «Malathiros» is derived from the words «malamatenios», which means gold, and «thira», which means door. It literally means «door made from precious materials.

A village with 214 residents, it has a unique, natural beauty and history, with plenty of natural paths, fountains with running water, Byzantine churches and monuments. It was first documented in 1301, where it is referred to as Malachire.