Maleme is a small village and military airport 16 km to the west of Chania, in north western Crete, Greece. It is located in Platanias municipality, in Chania regional unit.
Maleme has many large hotels and several pleasant apartments close to the beach as well as bars and cafes. It is known for its crystal clear pebble shores and the magnificent views of "Thodorou" island and Kolymbari. Among other places in Maleme, visitors can discover the German Cemetery with its magnificent view, the historical Minoan tomb as well as a traditional ceramics workshop where visitors can learn the history of pottery in Crete and Chania and see how ceramics are made. Other interesting hot-spots of Maleme include a variety of shops with local products (wine, honey, cheese). Food lovers can easily satisfy any taste as you can find anything in Maleme, from wood-burning oven pizza to gyros and fresh seafood.
There is a large and newly constructed supermarket at the center of Maleme where visitors and locals can find anything they wish and a bus stop across the street leading to Chania city center and other areas.