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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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Maleme Holiday Villas & Apartments (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Beautiful property definitely 5 star plus.

5 of 5
We had a fantastic holiday at Evelina's house, from the moment we arrived Evelina and her family were there to greet us, Evelina then took us round the house to familiarise us with all the amenities and rooms, before she left she advised when the housekeeper would be in and also asked if we would like her to arrange for a traditional Cretan meal to be cooked by a family member and brought into the house on a day of our choice, we said we would love to take her up on the offer and said we would email her with a day to suit. The house was decorated to the highest standard and the views from the rooftop terrace were breathtaking. Evelina supplied water, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls,soap powder and conditioner for washing, something that we have always had to buy ourselves when arriving at previous holiday rentals. We had the most amazing chilled holiday at Evelina's house and was made to feel welcome and part of Evilana's family during our stay, we were sad to leave, but will definitely be returning not only for our holiday, but to see Evelina and her family again. Thank you Evelina to you and your family for making us feel welcome in your beautiful home in Chania. Look forward to seeing you again.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Lovely villa in the mountains

5 of 5
We absolutely loved the villa. The pool, views and area were fabulous. The villa was clean and comfortable and as described. Beautifully constructed from natural stone and timber. It is also very well equipped. We had excellent communication with the owners and local caretaker.. Car hire is essential as you are well off the beaten track, with the nearest shops, tavernas a 10 minute drive. The roads are very twisty and the condition of Crete roads is not great. We had food prepared by the lady in the village on a couple of occasions, this was delicious and very convenient. The villa next door is close, pools separated by a low wall and shrubs, and although private to the eye, noise can be audible, although this did not bother us. We enjoyed the mountain walks, tranquility and would definitely stay here again.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017