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Maleme

In the west part of Crete and with less tourists than in Platanias and Agia Marina, is located the village of Maleme. It is on the coast road from Chania direction Kolimbari and Kastelli.
A long beach with taverns, small hotels and rooms to rent. Nearby the german war cementary.

Maleme was where the old airport of Chania, which has now been abandoned, was situated. This is also where the massive German invasion by parachutists began, during the Battle of Crete.

North of the village, at a place called Kafkalos, a vaulted late Minoan tomb, which had been plundered and only contained some potsherds and two sealstones, was discovered.