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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.

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                                                                                            Recent Reviews

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                                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                                            "We spent wonderful time at this great place. The villa is tastefully decorated with everything you need for a pleasant stay. It is located in Maleme and close to everything within walking distance ( this is a big plus because yo can walk to beach,market,bar.,restaurant,bus stop etc). It is surrounded by olive trees,nature and an amazing scenery of mountains and sea view. It is a place where you find restfulness and relaxation . It has a nice garden and outdoor area with several seats and a big swimming pool. We love to have dinner oustside with BBQ! The place itself is great, clean and well equipped 5 stars and I will come back for sure !
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                            We had a brilliant holiday and were very impressed with our villa. Excellent facilities and host.

                                                                                            4 of 5
                                                                                            Spacious property on three floors with shared use of a games room. Two pools were well maintained and cleaned regularly. Our daughters, 12 and 9 enjoyed all the facilities and truly didn't want to leave. The only two criticisms would be the main bedroom mattress which we found very hard and a lack of smaller saucepans in the kitchen. Apart from that we were thrilled. Having access to bikes was wonderful and use of a PC an added bonus. Keep doing what you do! Thank you for making our holiday so memorable.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                            A fantastic place to stay

                                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                                            We spent a week at Villa Laina - a recently upgraded house which was already beautiful before all the work has been done. It features 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 beautiful bathrooms and a new kitchen with all the necessary appliances and more. The pool is amazing and the kids spent a lot of their time there. What really sets this house apart is the hosts - Georgia and Dionysis. They take a very personal approach to their business. They were on call when we needed help, advised us on restaurants, beaches and other places to go. They changed sheets and towels even though it wasn't needed. They clean the pool and do all the necessary stuff with a smile. They prepared fresh fruit as a welcome present and provided us with a bottle of beautiful home made raki as well. We always felt welcome and appreciated. We are definitely coming back - the whole family loved it.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Aug 2016