Maleme

Maleme

The area of Maleme is still wide open, not very built up and has good views of the peninsula of Rodopou.

 

Location of Chania in Crete

Location of Maleme

Getting there

Maleme is located 18 km from Chania, frequent bus connections.

Atmosphere

The beach front is quiet, there is not much of a village so it is lacking in any type of atmosphere

Accommodation

A few large hotels and several pleasant apartments close to the beach.

Restaurants

Some restaurants

Shopping

A few shops and small supermarkets will cover your basic needs

Nightlife

A few bars

Beach

The beach is made of fine pebbles and is far less crowded than the beaches of Agia Marina and Platanias.

More on Maleme

 Maleme is best known as the place where German paratroopers invaded Crete in 1941. More than half of them lost their life in the attack and are buried in the German war cemetery l ocated on the hills above Maleme.

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Location of Maleme in Crete

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