|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£146|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£146|
Located in Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, Maleme is a village with lots of Cretian character and a fascinating history. With excellent restaurants, a thriving traditional atmosphere and fine sandy beaches, Maleme holidays promise to be a deeply relaxing and unforgettable break in this stunning Greek destination.
Maleme is serviced by Chania Airport and it is easy to get from the airport to the village via local bus service or taxi. The village is easy to get around on foot and bus services are available for those who wish to travel elsewhere in Crete. Visitors may wish to hire a car whilst staying in Maleme. The best time to visit is the glorious summer months. The time zone is GMT+2.
The best way to start in Maleme is to head down to its beautiful beach. With great facilities, including sunbeds and a lifeguard on duty in the day time, the beach is perfect for all the family. Visitors can try their hand at watersports activities, including canoeing and sailing, or simply relax in the sunny weather. Holidaymakers should keep their eyes out for caretta caretta turtles, a rare breed that can be mainly found on the island of Crete.Take a stroll through Maleme's historic village streets. Site of the Battle of Crete, visitors can pay their respects at the German War Cemetery and will see many monuments to the conflict around the town. Take a walk to the top of Kaukales Hill, the historically important site of the Battle of Crete. Today, it boasts panoramic views of the sea and is a great spot for a picnic. In the evening choose one of Maleme's fine restaurants in the historic village to sample some of the local cuisine.