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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

                                      Absolutely Fabulous!!

                                      5 of 5
                                      We had a wonderful stay at the beautiful Villa Nemparta. George was there to greet us; he was extremely helpful, making sure we knew where everything was in the Villa and also in the surrounding area. The Villa was well equipped and clean and the garden and pool area very well kept. All in all, it was a fantastic holiday. Would definitely recommend.
                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                      Beautiful villa, garden and pool

                                      5 of 5
                                      My partner and I spent a fantastic week in the villa and lazing around in the garden and pool. It was perfect for us, clean and well presented. Georgos was a lovely host who went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Thinking about returning next year as we had a perfect stay!
                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                      Fantastic villa

                                      5 of 5
                                      Top rating for this villa. It was very clean and spacious, with ample room for 8 adults. From our first contact with the owners, replies were prompt and friendly and we were greeted warmly on arrival. The villa is extremely well equipped and stocked with all those small items which are so useful. The pool is a good size and the garden offered sun and shade throughout the day. The hammock and hammock chairs were a great hit! A change of linen mid-week was an unexpected extra. All in all, nothing was too much trouble for the owners who were just a phone call away but not at all intrusive. Given the opportunity we would definitely stay there again. Highly recommended.
                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016