The historical village of Maleme in Chania

by Eleni Anastasaki
'German war cemetery in Maleme/Crete/Greece' - Chania
'German war cemetery in Maleme/Crete/Greece' Harald Lueder / Shutterstock

Maleme, a historical village on the west of Chania city, offers you the chance to get to know the rich historical value of the place. Its heroic resistance -of the local Cretans- for the battle of Crete against the German Nazi is indicative of the locals character. Enjoy your trip back to history in Maleme but at the same time enjoy the most amazing endless sandy beaches underneath the Greek sun.

When in Maleme you will realize for your own that this is the ideal place for relaxing, swimming and spending with your other half romantic evenings watching the sunset. The beach of Maleme -part of the continuous beach of 16 km from Chania city to Kolymbari village- will undoubtedly cast a spell on you. In Maleme beach you will find all the comforts that you need as the beach is perfectly organised with sun beds and umbrellas, to ensure you a safe tan and to get you to stay even more on the beach. The beach of Maleme is half stone and half sand and the water is crystal clear. You will find above the beach an excellent pedestrian road where you can have a romantic walk along the seaside and you will find there a number of sea view restaurants, taverns and bars where you can enjoy an amazing meal with original Cretan products or have your drink by the sea.

Maleme is part of the Municipality of Platanias. The overall vibe about Maleme village is that this place has a unique history that offers you countless opportunities for sightseeing and swimming to the cleanest and most amazing waters, since Maleme is a modern touristic village with perfectly organized tourism infrastructure. Find everything you need from a pharmacy to car rental agencies, taverns, restaurants, super markets, mini market, bakery and many more as in Maleme, you will have all your comforts to make sure that you will not miss a thing!

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