Explore West Crete : Maleme , Chania
Holidays in Maleme
Maleme is a village that it is situated 16 kms from the town of Chania and it is submitted to Municipality of Platanias. The village is well known for its history, the sightseeing, the clean and beautiful beaches and the tourism infrastructure. Its habitants are known for their Cretan hospitality and willingly will assist you if you need their help.
At Maleme is also located the “Airport of Maleme” which the most fearsome and important battle in the history of “Battle of Crete” during the Second World War took place on.
Today, Maleme is a modern touristic village with well organized tourism infrastructure and Travel Services.
Maleme beach is sandy and the wider area is touristic. Next to the beach you will find all necessary amenities. If you are looking for a remote place to swim, you can find a quieter part of the beach at its west end, next to the old military airport.
Maleme name is thought to come from the word "Malama", meaning gold, because there might have been a gold mine in the ancient times, but still it is not proven. Apart from this, a domed tomb of the late Minoan period has been found near Maleme. Despite that he had been sacked, there were found two cylindrical seals depicting wild animals running