Place Category: Beaches
Maleme is located 18km west of Chania and is a part of the continuous beach, starting from Kolimbari and ending near Chania. The long bay of Chania is full of beautiful sandy and pebbly beaches, which are however open to the frequent north winds. Maleme beach is also sandy and the wider area is well developed. Next to the beach you will find all necessary amenities. If you are looking for a remote place to swim, you can find a quieter part of the beach at its west end, next to the old military airport.
Maleme name is thought to come from the word “Malama”, meaning gold, because there might have been a gold mine in the ancient times, but still it is not proven. Apart from this, a domed grave of the late Minoan period has been found near Maleme. Despite that he had been ;ooted, the archaeologists found two cylindrical seals depicting wild animals running.
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