Holidays to Maleme

Maleme Holidays
Maleme Holiday Deals
From £279 per person

Maleme is a fairly quiet tourist resort in Crete that lies just 16km from one of the island’s largest towns, Chania. It is a peaceful alternative to the hustle and bustle of Chania’s centre but still offers a very reasonably commute should you seek a day or evening in the lively town. Maleme is a resort that is growing in popularity itself due to more investment in recent years and its lovely beach area. 

Cheap Holidays to Maleme

Cheap holidays to Maleme are very popular and the resort can be reached from most regional airports in the UK. Maleme is situated just a 35-minute drive from one of Crete’s main airports - Chania. Make sure you check the CheekyTrip comparison site for more great deals to picturesque destinations like this one. Direct flights to Crete tend to be around 4 hours long, meaning a morning flight can set you up nicely for the rest of the day!

The best time to visit this resort is definitely the summer period as there isn’t much to do when the temperatures start to cool down in the winter months. Temperatures usually reach the high 20s throughout the summer months whilst the period between autumn to spring drops to the low teens. Because a large portion of this resort is focused around the beach and sea as well as the on-season tourist facilities, we definitely recommend a trip during summertime. 

Maleme Beach is definitely the prime attraction to this resort and is wide, sandy and generally very quiet. It is ideal for morning or evening beach walks due to its length but the only place that you will find to rent umbrellas and loungers is in front of one of the few beach cafes. Maleme also serves as a great hub for exploring some of the best surrounding parts of Crete. Platanias is right next door with its exciting nightlife and Chania is considered to be one of Crete’s most picturesque towns, with plenty of things to do and see on a day trip there.

Accommodation options are a little more restricted in Maleme compared to other parts of Crete but there are still some amazing places to stay. The vast majority of new accommodation is down by the beach, providing spectacular sea views at very affordable prices. There are also apartments and villas to rent out in the area too. Restaurants in this resort tend to be smaller scale and specialise in Greek cuisine or freshly caught seafood. For more international choices (including British), your best bet is probably Platanias. 

If you are looking for an affordable holiday to Maleme in Crete, we can certainly help. Cheekytrip is a price comparison site with holiday offers from over three dozen travel companies. Since they are all competing for your business, prices tend to be very competitive. To find the best deal, simply enter your dates, destination and point of departure into our search engine and within a matter of minutes, we'll find you the ideal Maleme holiday. As offers and prices change daily, it’s best not to delay so go ahead and book now!