Maleme : Holiday Accommodation
Maleme is a simple unsophisticated resort that's perfect for couples and families. Its long, unspoilt beach of fine pebbles is good for swimming and there's windsurfing and waterskiing available. It's at the western end of the north coast of Crete, 10 miles west of Chania and just over an hour west of Chania airport. Maleme is on the coast road with green hills, olive groves and citrus plantations in the background and mountains in the distance. With its modest collection of tavernas and bars, Maleme doesn't have the crowds that nearby Aghia Marina, Platanias and Gerani experience. A scattering of local shops, tavernas, bars and even a disco or two are found around the western part of Maleme beach but if you're looking for a bit more action, head for Platanias, 2 miles along the coast.