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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+)

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      Gorgeous private traditional villa!

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                                                                                                      Me and my boyfriend stayed at Villa Kamaras for a week in June. It was in a quiet area but only a 5 minute car journey to the nearest beach, cafes, restaurants and shops. We also ventured out on a couple of occasions to the town of Chania which has a gorgeous harbor full of restaurants, shops and entertainment. We used a local taxi service on the evenings which were cheap. A car is vital to getting a round the island and to visit some of the more attractive and bigger beaches. The owners are a family who live nearby, George was really friendly and helpful if we needed anything. The garden & pool area was vey spacious and private which we loved. The friendly cleaner came every couple of days to freshen up the towels, bedding and to generally clean the villa. We had a lovely and relaxing holiday and we will definitely be returning for another break away in the near future.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful

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                                                                                                      We have stayed in some lovely villas in (mainly) Greek Islands and mainland Greece – with many of them in the Western Crete area too. We have to say, though, that in common with all previous reviews for this Villa - M & M villa is the best we have stayed in, by far. It is a spacious villa in a beautiful location that will not disappoint. The villa is on a large plot on a hillside with great views of the mountains on the right and the sea to the left. - a lovely position and a view we never tired of. Everything worked well and was clearly well-maintained. We kept saying how fortunate we were to have found this property and owner It is exceptionally well equipped – there was nothing in the kitchen that I felt was missing – everything was to hand - and spotlessly clean. The information kept in the villa was comprehensive and really useful. As were the variety of CDs to listen to. The layout of the Villa was such that our party (my husband and myself; and my sister and her husband – all over 60!) had relative privacy in more or less separate accommodation – just coming together on the first floor for meals and drinks over-looking the sea The owner (Manolis) could not have done anything else make our holiday more enjoyable. A welcome meal with Wine and Raki was awaiting us on our arrival, which was wonderful after an early start in the UK. We were also given home-made produce, all of which was absolutely delicious. We were encouraged to pick fresh herbs and a variety of fruit from the beautifully maintained garden; Additionally we were given some Olive Oil (produced from the trees in the grounds), to take home with us. The generous hospitality provided by Manolis was completely unobtrusive and in our experience quite rare. The large pool ranging from one to two metres in depth was fabulous to swim in and always clean (it is a chemical free pool, using salt – a boon for Asthma sufferers). It was cleaned daily early in the morning, and whilst some of our party were up and about at that time – it was maintained in a very unobtrusive manner We were so sorry to leave the villa. We never did get to take the short walk up through the village to see the cave there – guess we’ll just have to come back soon …... Manolis, thank you to you and your co-owner for keeping the place in such a spotless and well-maintained condition. We have no hesitation in recommending M&M Villa to anyone else – it is a special place
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 06, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017