Welcome to Maleme Mare Beachside Hotel

Located next to Maleme beach and with views over the Cretan Sea and the White Mountains, the 4-star Maleme Mare Beachside Hotel offers the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday in the sun.

Maleme Mare Beachside Hotel comprises 62 modern, spacious and fully-equipped apartments with 36 studios and 26 suites. All the apartments have a private, furnished balcony or terrace with either sea, mountain, garden or pool view.

Maleme Mare Beachside Hotel is a modern, eco-friendly hotel in a beautiful quiet setting yet only 5 km from the cosmopolitan  tourist centre of Platanias.

Our friendly staff will provide a warm welcome and excellent service throughout your stay with us to create that perfect holiday atmosphere – just one of the reasons why we have so many guests returning year after year.



  • 24-hour Reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Express check out
  • Second maid service at night
  • Wake-up service
  • Restaurant serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Buffet
  • Option to serve breakfast in the room
  • Duration of breakfast time larger than 3 hours (beyond 7-10am)
  • Early breakfast service (before 7am)
  • Provision meal or breakfast to customers in special packaging on request!
  • 2 outdoor Swimming Pools
  • Children’s pool
  • Children’s playground
  • Free sunbeds & umbrellas at the pool
  • Pool/Lounge Bar
  • Organized beach with sunbeds and umbrellas (extra charge)
  • Gardens with grass, local plants and flowers
  • Gym
  • Sauna Hydromassage
  • Wireless Internet
  • Laptop or tablet on demand
  • Internet Point with video games
  • Two TV lounges with electronic and board games
  • Play room with table tennis and pool tables
  • Library
  • Daily room cleaning
  • Option to add a kid's bed
  • Dry cleaning, laundry, ironing services
  • Towel change on demand
  • Small pets are allowed on request.
  • Daily maid service
  • Laundry/ironing service on request
  • Beauty services on request
  • Massage on request
  • Doctor on a call 24 hours


  • Ramps
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet in the lobby area
  • Step-free access and disabled facilities in specific rooms
  • Elevator to the restaurant


  • Free Parking Area
  • 24-hour Taxi/Limousine service
  • Car/Motorcycle/Bicycle rental service
  • Tour desk
  • Trips & excursion booking service
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage


  • Special events catered for including birthdays & anniversary
  • Evening entertainments programme at least twice a week
  • Αnimation (Saturday: greek night – Monday: magician , Wednesday karaoke
  • Weekly children's animation programme
Note: Inform us of any special requests when booking and we will do our best to satisfy your needs


Maleme Mare Beachside Hotel is located in Maleme village, part of the municipality of Platanias.

According to the French archaeologist Paul Faure, the name of the village comes from the word “malama”, which means “gold”, indicating the existence of an ancient gold mine in the area.

The area has been inhabited since the prehistoric period and the post-Minoan remains of the Beehive Temple have been excavated in the site “Kafkales”.

Maleme is mostly known for its significant role in the historic Battle of Crete in 1941 which had a major impact on the outcome of the Second World War.



Enjoy coffee, tea, local soft drinks, fresh juices, ice-cream and alcoholic drinks throughout the day. Try a summer cocktail while watching the sunset and in the evening relax to the sound of music on the bar terrace under the glass ceiling.


Culinary choices to satisfy everybody’s tastes are served in a rich buffet three times a day. We emphasize on the Mediterranean, and especially the Cretan, cuisine which is officially recognised by the scientists as the most healthy and macrobiotic diet. Our experienced chef creates daily dishes that taste like home, using wild Cretan herbs, fresh products from local farmers and, of course, extra virgin olive oil, produced by the owners’ olive trees.


For the above reasons Ambrosia Restaurant has been awarded the Greek Cuisine Quality Award by the Greek Tourism Organization. The restaurant also benefits from wonderful views across the Gulf of Chania and to the Rodopou and Akrotiri Peninsulas from both inside and out on the terrace, making every meal a romantic and relaxing experience.


Our own, home-produced, virgin olive oil is used in our kitchen for cooking and dressing the salads.  The taste and high quality of this oil is due to the traditional natural cultivation method we follow.

we grow our own food

We use fresh Cretan herbs from our herb gardens for all dishes and salads. We have created our own organic vegetable farm adjacent to the hotel to grow most of the vegetables consumed in the hotel.

organic grown food


At Maleme Mare Beachside Hotel we pride ourselves on being eco-friendly and caring for our island, conserving and protecting the environment. Our eco-sensitive philosophy is demonstrated by the following actions: Read More

  • Maleme Mare Beachside Hotel is the first hotel in Crete to install a complete photo-voltaic system on its roof. The savings on CO2 emissions that our power plant achieves, are equivalent to planting 152 acres with new trees every year!
  • Use of energy-saving light bulbs
  • Installation of a temperature regulator in the central cooling /heating system that adapts to the temperature of the environment.
  • Fully insulated pipes to limit heat loss
  • Solar energy is used for hot water throughout the season
  • Use of gas for cooking in the kitchen
  • Energy-saving washing machines and dryers
  • Automated watering system for our gardens
  • Monthly chemical analysis of the pool and drinking water by an accredited laboratory
  • Use of environmentally-friendly cleaning products
  • All waste water is processed by the municipality of Platanias
  • Use of returnable packaging (e.g. glass bottles, barrels etc.) for water, drinks, fruit & vegetables
  • In the rooms the key card disconnects all electrical devices except television and refrigerators when the room is vacated
  • Guests are informed that if they wish, sheets and towels will only be changed on request

We recycle as many waste products as possible including:

  • Kitchen oils
  • Plastic, paper, tin and glass packaging
  • Batteries
  • Ink cartridges
  • Electronic & electrical waste


chania port

Chania by Night

balos Chania

Balos Lagoon

Maleme is perfectly located to embark on many small trips and excursions to destinations all over western Crete. There are frequent buses throughout the day connecting the hotel east to Chania and  Platanias and west to Kissamos. Read more

A trip to Chania is a “must” as it is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. Explore the narrow streets and the Indoor Market with little shops selling local Cretan products and souvenirs; sample the local, freshly-cooked food and take in the beautiful views around the Old Venetian Harbour with its striking architecture.

Platanias is a tourist town offering a lively nightlife, with many bars, restaurants and shops and a beautiful sandy beach with sunbeds, umbrellas and a variety of watersports.

Cars, motorcycles or bicycles can be hired for those wishing to explore further afield to experience the  local culture or explore the beautiful countryside and stunning beaches.

From Maleme you have access to Elafonissi, Falassarna and Balos, the famous exotic beaches which are voted every year among the best in Europe, but also to the beautiful beach towns of Paleochora and Sougia on the south coast. Discover different landscapes and traditional Cretan hospitality in the lowland and mountain villages.

Finally, for those looking for some exercise, take the day trip to the Samaria Gorge and admire the wild landscape of this UNESCO-protected National Park. The village of Maleme is also an ideal place for a quiet stroll to some local places of interest including:

- The German War Cemetery - approx. 3 km. uphill from the road, where you can enjoy the wonderful view.

- Kafkales - up the hill where you can see the interesting architecture of the Post-Minoan Beehive Temple.

- The Christian Orthodox Church of Saint Anthony built in 1938 and an older church from the 19th century.

- Or go for a walk or jog along the Maleme seafront, following the newly-renovated beach road. The late afternoon or early evening colours in the sky and the sea are quite magnificent – you must experience the famous Maleme sunset!

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Maleme Mare Beachside Hotel

Address: Maleme - Chania, Crete
GPS coordinates: 35.5248472,23.8504969

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24h reception service
+30 28210 20941 / +30 28210 62099

Weather in Maleme
  • 15 km from the city of Chania
  • 27 km from Chania's Daskalogiannis airport
  • 20 km from the port of Souda
  • 17 km from Kissamos
  • 66 km from Rethymnon
  • 160 km from Heraklion
  • 190 km from Agios Nikolaos
  • 150 m from the bus stop
  • 150 m from an ATM machine
  • 150 m from the shopping area
  • 100 m from local bars & restaurants
  • 150 m from a pharmacy