With a beach that just goes on and on, holidays in Maleme have a rather obvious focus. A deep sweep of pale pebbles, bleached by the sun and the sea, it's Nature's gift for serious sun-worship. And it's the single most stunning attraction that draws visitors to Maleme. Holidays here are all about sport and leisure …with the emphasis on leisure.
There's a range of watersports from the beach, a clutch of tavernas in the village, and a couple of music bars at its western end. Everything else is hotel based – many boasting sports facilities and hosting programmes of daytime activities and evening entertainment. The A Class Hotel Louis Creta Princess offers all the above and adds the extra dimension of all-inclusive holidays to Maleme. And while there's plenty going on, there's no pressure to leave your poolside lounger and join in. It's well worth a look – for couples and families alike.
So, you've spent a few days winding-down at the water's edge and watching the sunsets from taverna tables. When you're ready for something a little livelier, nip into neighbouring Platanias. It's the busiest of western Crete's resorts, with bags of bars and eateries and several discos. And it's only 6km down the road, so taxi fares are fairly cheap. Holidays in Maleme are well placed too for forays into Chania – for culture, shopping and nightlife.
If you're looking for something at the last minute, holidays to Maleme are good all-rounders.
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Our hotels and apartments in Maleme include Mike's Hotel & Apartments.
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