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|The village and the beach of Maleme on Crete|
Maleme is a village in the west of Crete in between Chania and Kissamos, at 16 kilometer distance from Chania and not far from Kolimbari. There is a regular bus service in between Maleme and Chania. Maleme is a quiet village and it consists of old buildings, some agricultural grounds, a factory, flower trees and accommodations. Many battles took place in this area during World War II because the airport of Crete was situated in Maleme. This is the place where the German paratroopers started their attack on Crete in May 1941 and where many German soldiers were killed. This invasion is called "The Battle of Crete". The paratroopers that did not fall dead on a cliff, and landed in a tree or on the ground, were massacred by the locals, of which many had guns, knifes and all sorts of weapons (having a gun was quite common in Crete at this time). In nearby Vlacheronitissa over 4000 over these German soldiers - almost all of them very young men - lay buried at an impressive war cemetary which overlooks the Gulf of Chania and the village of Maleme. Next to the was cemetary is a taverna with a collection of old weapons and all sorts of memmorabilia of World war II.
|The village of Maleme on Crete today|
Nowadays Maleme seems to own his existance to tourism and the beach in front of the village. There are a couple of large and modern hotels along the stretch of sand in Maleme and also some buildings with apartments. Still it is not too much built up and the beach (with sand and small pebbles) is pretty quiet compared to for instance Platanas and Gerani. There are restaurants and shops to facilitate the tourists, as well as a couple of bars and one discotheque.
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|Futura Hotel in Maleme|
Just 200 metres from Maleme's picturesque promenade, Futura Hotel overlooks the beach and offers spacious and comfortable accommodation with a beautiful outdoor pool area and free private parking. The helpful staff at Futura Hotel offer you a warm and friendly welcome for a great start to a relaxing holiday. Enjoy modern rooms with tasteful décor and a private veranda or small garden area. Spend your days soaking up the wonderful Cretan sunshine around the crystal blue pool, with free use of the sun beds. Watch the children play in their own pool and play area and make use of the fitness centre if you need to burn some energy. The long, beautiful beach is only 300 metres away. There is space enough to enjoy leisure activities or peace and privacy. There are also a number of restaurants, souvenir shops and taverns. If you are looking for vibrant night life, Platanias is just a 5-minute drive away.
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|Summer Lodge in Maleme|
Conveniently located on the edge of the historical seaside village of Maleme, this attractive, family-run holiday lodge is a fine example of traditional Greek architecture. Set around a pretty, flower-filled courtyard and orange grove, our offers you well-furnished and pleasantly decorated rooms. Most have private balconies or open terraces. Rooms on the ground floor, which face the gardens, have a patio area and are particularly cool in the heat of the summer. We have the tremendous advantage of being around 400 metres from the long, quiet beach of Maleme, mostly sandy but also pebbly. Only 5 km from Platanias centre and 16 km from Hania town, we are ideal for enjoying water sports, peaceful countryside walks, or interesting visits to archaeological and historical sites.
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|Villa Bamboo in Maleme - villa with private pool in Maleme|
Featuring an outdoor pool with sun loungers, Villa Bamboo enjoys views of the Cretan Sea from its shaded patio. It is tastefully decorated and also suitable for disabled guests. The pebbled beach of Maleme is 400 metres away. Villa Bamboo consists of 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen. A flat-screen, satellite TV and a leather sofa stock the living room. Facilities also include a washing machine, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Guests will find a restaurant and mini market for the essentials at a distance of 400 metres. Souda Bay is at a distance of 20 km and I. Daskalogiannis International Airport is 30 km away. Free parking is provided on site.
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|Kouros Chania Villas in Maleme - villas with a private pool in Maleme|
Surrounded by a large olive grove, Kouros offers spacious villas with private pools within 500 metres from Maleme Beach. It includes a communal games room and a fitness room and provides free Wi-Fi throughout. Kouros Chania Villas consist of 3 separate bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and adjacent living room. Facilities include a satellite, flat-screen TV, DVD player, computer, washing machine and dishwasher. Both villas open out to large verandas with outdoor dining areas overlooking the sea and the lush surroundings. An additional small pool is available at the roof terrace. The centre of Chania with its Venetian harbour is 16 km away, while Souda International Airport is at 26 km. Free bicycles, as well as free private, on-site parking are available.
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|Villa Athinais in Gerani - villa with private pool in Gerani|
Within a 5-minute drive of the beach of Gerani, Villa Athinais offers luxurious 3-storey accommodation with 2 fully fitted kitchens, spa bath and mini gym. It includes a swimming pool with sun beds surrounded by a well-kept garden. Athinais villa is decorated in colourful accents and features classic furnishings. It consists of 3 en-suite bedrooms, a spacious living room with fireplace and a dining area. Modern facilities include a computer with free Wi-Fi access, 4 satellite LCD TVs and DVD player. Each floor opens out to a big furnished balcony with views over the lush countryside and the Cretan Sea. The villa also features an outdoor dining area with BBQ facilities.
Upon arrival, guests receive a welcome package with traditional Cretan products, locally produced wine and olive oil, and fresh fruits. Within walking distance, you can find shops, taverns and super markets. The seaside resort of Platanias is 2 km away, while the scenic town of Chania is at 14 km. Free private on-site parking is available.
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