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Maleme

in the area of Platanias

Maleme, is a historical village, from the post Minoan period, on the coast of the northern site of west Crete, with approx. 800 inhabitants. It lies on small hills in the greenest region of Crete, surrounded by olive trees, orange trees and wine yards and offers to the gourmets the famous olive oil, the excellent thyme honey and the home-made Cretan wines.

The visitor will enjoy the beautiful sea, the majestic view on the 2500 meter "white mountains", the amazing natural beauty of the region, the gorges, the walking on E4 alpin paths as well as the archaeological places Kydonia, Polyrhynia and Falasarna, the post Minoan tomb (all artefacts found here are displayed in the archaeological museum of Chania, in the old Venetian city), and the memorial and the graves of the fallen German troops during 2nd WW.

Maleme is remembered mostly for the fierce fighting, that took place here during the German assault on Crete in 1941. The battle of Crete is a worldwide symbol of struggle for freedom.

How to get to Maleme:

From Chania Airport: it is 30 km from Chania airport and can be reached by following the highway from Chania to Kissamos until the exit to Platanias.

Then follow the signs to Maleme.

From the port of Souda: Maleme is 20 km from the port of Souda.

To get to Maleme from the port you must enter the highway Rethymnon - Chania and drive west (towards Kissamos). Exit to Platanias .

Then follow the signs to Maleme.

 

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