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Holidays in Maleme Crete

Updated on August 13, 2014
Beach of Maleme in Crete.
Beach of Maleme in Crete.
Mikes apartments in Maleme
Mikes apartments in Maleme

The village of Maleme

Maleme is a village in western Crete in Greece. It belongs to the prefecture of Chania and the Municipality of Platanias. Its population is less than a thousand and it is a famous tourist resort for holidays in the summer. The history of Maleme starts from the Minoan Era and continues to WWII.

Maleme as a tourist resort

There are hundreds of accommodation units In Maleme. Whether you prefer holidays in a hotel by the sea or a private vila you can find it there. Walking the streets of Maleme you will find many restaurants, souvenir shops, bookstores, bakeries, travel and car rental agencies. For the essentials there is a medical office, veterinary, pharmacy, gas station and super market.

The beach of Maleme

The beach of Maleme is part of the blue flag awarded continuous beach of 25km from Chania town to Kolymbari village. It is partially organized with sun beds and umbrellas and it is half sand and half peble. There are no water sports available and during the day there is a lifeguard. The beach is ideal for sun tanning and relaxing. Next to Maleme it is the beach of Gerani and it is one of the few places in the Mediterranean sea that the sea turtles Caretta Caretta spawn their eggs. On the beach road of Maleme there are a few fish tavernas and some restaurants.

Puble part of Maleme beach
Puble part of Maleme beach
Church of Agiou Konstantinou in the center of the village
Church of Agiou Konstantinou in the center of the village
German War Cemetery in Maleme
German War Cemetery in Maleme

Top three sightseeing in Maleme

The Orthodox church of Agiou Antoniou

The church is at the center of the village. It is a remarkable building with beautiful gardens surrounding it. At the yard there are also monuments from Cretan resistance soldiers and fallen habitants of Maleme.

The late Minoan Tomp

The tomp was randomly discovered in the beggining of the 20th century. It is estimated that it was built in the late Minoan Era. It is 4 meters high, has a square floor and ends up in a pyramid shape.

The German War Cemetery

The cemetery lies on Kaukales hill near Vlachronitissa. It was founded in 1974 by the former German commander Gericke. There, are burried 4465 German soldiers who lost their lives and it is considered the most important monument of WWII in the island of Crete.

Maleme Village Travel Guide

Additional information on sightseeing, weather, accommodation, cycling, car hire, daily excursions and much more can be found here

Beach road of Maleme at night

Maleme beach road late in the evening
Maleme beach road late in the evening
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