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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

A Week in Paradise

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Thank you so very much to our wonderful hosts Georgia and Dennis. The villa is stunning, a real home from home. Private, peaceful and luxurious. The owners have renovated the villa with taste and charm, the perfect mix of modern with traditional vernacular style. The villa is spacious, spotlessly clean and has everything you need for a truly relaxing break. We loved sitting in the sunshine on the enormous rooftop terrace during the day. In the evenings we lit the open fire and ate in the kitchen dining room, very romantic. The bed was so very comfy with the softest linens. Fluffy towels provided for the bathroom and for the pool. It was too cold to swim but we sat by the pool and dipped our legs. Pool is a really good size, clean and very inviting. The bathrooms are designed with quality and taste, with the most fabulous showers...we didnt want to get out! Georgia and Dennis were wonderful hosts, they had thought of everything. A fully stocked kitchen with herbs and spices, condiments, sauces. They left us fruit, vegetables, wines, chocolate, bread, cheese even candles ...amazing hospitality! They had thought of everything. Sunlotions, doedorant, fly spray, toothpaste, toilet rolls, ....so well planned. The villa is about a 30 minute drive from the airport, easy to find but we arrived late and lost our way in the dark so rang Dennis and he came out to find us...nothing is too much trouble for these lovely people. Mini markets, beach and restaurants a five minute drive away, perfectly placed close to amenities whilst being peaceful and quiet. Nothing to fault at all .....6 stars! We are looking forward to returning soon, Thank you so very much Georgia and Dennis for making our stay so fabulous, you are the perfect hosts, kisses for Baby the cat. Much love from Chrissie and Pete. xxx
  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

This villa has it all ...

5 of 5
The Olive House is an excellent holiday destination with easy access to both beaches and mountains ,offering something for everyone . The villa's contemporary design is tasteful and charming and has been well thought out with balconies and seating areas offering breathtaking views down to the sea over the surrounding olive groves or up to the imposing backdrop of the White Mountains . Shade is provided for those who need to hide from the Cretan sun while also allowing plenty of access to the sun worshippers by the pool. It would be possible to spend a tranquil holiday up here on the hill top surveying the delightful rural surroundings, relying on local tavernas to supply evening meals,without venturing any further afield. Yet an easy and pleasant walk along the rural road through olive groves and fruit trees will take one to the buzz of Platanias where restaurants , bars and all sorts of tourist amenities await those who might like to dance the night away .And Chania itself with culture, good restaurants and some serious shopping is only a 15 minute drive away .A great stay - we will definitely be back !
  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016