Where to stay around Maleme?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,093 holiday lettings near Maleme. From 586 villas to 227 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Maleme is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Maleme?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Maleme. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Maritime Museum of Crete: 2,316 holiday lettings
  • Agia Marina Beach: 2,365 holiday lettings
  • Falassarna Beach: 843 holiday lettings
  • Balos Beach: 843 holiday lettings
  • Chania Central Market: 2,323 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Maleme listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent villas in Maleme?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 586 villas in Maleme. Our other popular types of Maleme holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 227 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 213 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 12 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including castles and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Maleme?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 647 holiday homes with pool available in Maleme. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in Maleme, Chania, Crete your home away from home

    Maleme is known for its beautiful sandy beach which stretches along the coast of Chania in Crete. 20km form the town of Chania, Maleme is also known historically as the location of much of the fighting in WWII’s Battle of Crete. Those making the journey to Maleme apartments are usually far more concerned with the fantastic beach though, which his one of the best places imaginable for long, lazy days in the sun. If you are looking for a simple, family friendly place to relax in the Mediterranean sun in peace, a holiday rental apartment in Maleme, Chania, Crete is a great choice.

    Things to do in Maleme, Chania, Crete

    The beach at Maleme is simply spectacular. Stretching for as far as the eye can see, beach lovers can spend the whole day happily soaking in the sun. The beach is a mix of white pebbles and white sand, and with so much beach to choose from, you shall never have to battle for a good spot. If you would like to enjoy a little sport, there are many water sports available, including windsurfing and water skiing.

    If you do manage to drag yourself away from the beach, the countryside around your Maleme apartment is filled with excellent walking trails, enough to keep everyone entertained, from those looking for a casual pre-dinner stroll to those wanting to explore the region with a serious hike. The German War Cemetery is close by too, which makes for extremely poignant viewing, and a must visit location for any historians staying in a Maleme villa.

    During the evenings, Maleme is not a hive of activity, yet there are still many excellent choices for entertainment. There are plenty of traditional tavernas offering hearty local dishes and plenty of local wine, and for those looking to have a dance during their stay in a Maleme apartment, there are actually two nightclubs, which may sound strange when you consider how peaceful the resort appears.

    Places to visit on holiday in Maleme, Chania, Crete

    The town of Chania is just 10 miles along the coast from Maleme accommodation, and is easily reached via the regular bus services which run along the coast. There is a huge amount to see and do in Chania, especially in the old town. The old town is the most beautiful urban area in Crete, with the Venetian Harbour and Eleftherios Venizelos Square gracing the front of many tourist guides to Crete. There are in fact almost endless attractions in Chania, making it the perfect place to which to take a day trip from a holiday rental in Maleme.

    Weather in Maleme, Chania, Crete

    The mild Mediterranean climate of Maleme is a fantastic. Daily temperatures in June, July and August regularly reach into the mid 30’s (°C), with temperatures remaining wonderfully warm well into the evening.

    Travel to Maleme, Chania, Crete

    The proximity of Chania International Airport (CHQ) to Maleme apartments means that the resort is very accessible from the UK. The summer months see a huge range of flights arriving into Chania, with ThomsonFly providing flights from Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN) throughout the year.

    Sightseeing in and around Maleme

    Do you want to find top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Maleme has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Volos Shelter (15.3 mi / 24.7 km)
    • Monumental Olive Tree Samonas (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Maleme

    Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Maleme is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Platanias Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
    • Agia Marina Beach (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
    • Stalos Beach (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
    • Afrata Beach (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
    • Kalamaki Beach (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
    • Ravdouha Beach (7 mi / 11.3 km)