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Maleme - West Crete

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Maleme, located on the north-west coast of Crete, was originally of strategic importance and the landing point of the German army in World War II. Today the exceptionally well tended German military cemetery is a place in which to reflect. The beach is a mixture of shingle and sand. On the beachfront there are some self-catering apartments and villas. The seaside village Maleme is located in western Crete 15 km westwards from Chania-Town. History of Maleme:
German paratroopers landed in Maleme in May 1941, fierce positional battles ensued.
The German military cemetery is today behind Maleme at a height of 110 meters above sea level. It is a very well-kept cemetery. The guest book and visitors' comments are also interesting! There is a nice cafe where you can stop. Mostly all people don't want to visit cemeteries while on vacation, but visiting Maleme you´ll realize how good we are today in a united Europe. It didn't harm my holiday mood.

The hinterland of Maleme, Tavronitis and Kolimbari consists of countless olive groves and vineyards. Small hills with cypresses, plane trees, fig trees and, of course, the Cretan oak.

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Start your holiday off by pre-booking your airport transfer, excursions and car hire directly by the experts for Crete Kreta.com

Kreta.com recommendations from Crete Travel Experts for West-Crete to get the most out of your Vacation for discovering your destination:
We use reputable service providers employing professional drivers.
Crete-Car hire- We support the best small Car Rental - Companies offering best deals and services with full insurance. Large selection for the best convertibles and other car-categories in Crete with “Route Express Service”
- we are always available to our customers to ensure the best Vacation in Crete.
West Crete Excursions
1. Daily Boat – Excursion to the Balos Lagoon (Nature Reserve) from 01.05.-30.10.
2. Hiking through the Gorge Samaria (Crete National Park) from 01.05.-30.10. .
3. Hiking through the Agia Irini Gorge (European Path E4) from 01.05.-30.10. .
4. Daily Boat-Trip in the Souda Bay of Chania (The “Pirates-Tour” for families from June- September) .
5. Day-Trip to the Lagoon Elafonissi (Nature Reserve) with visiting Monastery Chrissoskalitisa.
All from one source, get in touch with us: info@kreta.com we wish you a nice time on Crete

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Maleme, located on the north-west coast of Crete, was originally of strategic importance and the landing point of the German army in World War II. Today the exceptionally well tended German military cemetery is a place in which to reflect. The beach is a mixture of shingle and sand. On the beachfront there are some self-catering apartments and villas. The seaside village Maleme is located in western Crete 15 km westwards from Chania-Town. History of Maleme:
German parat
roopers landed in Maleme in May 1941, fierce positional battles ensued.
The German military cemetery is today behind Maleme at a height of 110 meters above sea level. It is a very well-kept cemetery. The guest book and visitors' comments are also interesting! There is a nice cafe where you can stop. Mostly all people don't want to visit cemeteries while on vacation, but visiting Maleme you´ll realize how good we are today in a united Europe. It didn't harm my holiday mood.

The hinterland of Maleme, Tavronitis and Kolimbari consists of countless olive groves and vineyards. Small hills with cypresses, plane trees, fig trees and, of course, the Cretan oak.

Kreta.com We are the stuff of special memories and authentic emotions.
Everything from one single source. Kreta.com the travel professionals for Crete. Nothing is left to chance; we do everything for your summer happiness to live your dreams in Greece!
Start your holiday off by pre-booking your airport transfer, excursions and car hire directly by the experts for Crete Kreta.com

Kreta.com recommendations from Crete Travel Experts for West-Crete to get the most out of your Vacation for discovering your destination:
We use reputable service providers employing professional drivers.
Crete-Car hire- We support the best small Car Rental - Companies offering best deals and services with full insurance. Large selection for the best convertibles and other car-categories in Crete with “Route Express Service”
- we are always available to our customers to ensure the best Vacation in Crete.
West Crete Excursions
1. Daily Boat – Excursion to the Balos Lagoon (Nature Reserve) from 01.05.-30.10.
2. Hiking through the Gorge Samaria (Crete National Park) from 01.05.-30.10. .
3. Hiking through the Agia Irini Gorge (European Path E4) from 01.05.-30.10. .
4. Daily Boat-Trip in the Souda Bay of Chania (The “Pirates-Tour” for families from June- September) .
5. Day-Trip to the Lagoon Elafonissi (Nature Reserve) with visiting Monastery Chrissoskalitisa.
All from one source, get in touch with us: info@kreta.com we wish you a nice time on Crete
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Book in advance HIKING THROUGH THE NATIONAL PARK OF CRETE SAMARIA GORGE:
Full day experience
Things to know before you go most of our tours provide round-trip transport from your accommodation in western Crete.
This tour is carried out by the company Haidemenakis.

Helping you explore Crete, with the whole family in tow this offered excursion in western Crete will be a real adventure. We offer this tour only with pick up points from the northwest coast, as the transfer from the eastcoast is too long. When you have a hotel at the east coast and you want to pass the Agia Irini Gorge we recommend to book an overnight in Chania-City. We can arrange this for you, we can offer a package 1 night in Chania plus the transfer to the Gorge: info@kreta.com

Departure Time 05:50 AM, Returns to original departure point / pick up point.
This hiking tour will lead you through sceneries of uncommon beauty and of exceptional wilderness.
Ride in an air-conditioned bus comfortably through the white mountains and enjoy the stunnig views. Your guide tells you about the area’s history about flora & fauna.
The tour will take place in almost every weather condition - the organizer will take the final decision in case of very bad weather conditions. In this case you´ll be informed from us and the tour will be moved to another day or cancelled. In case of cancellation on our part you´ll get your money back.

Not suited for the elderly and for people with cardiovascular disorders.

The National Park Samaria Gorge is the largest and oldest nature reserve in Crete.

With a length of 17 km Samaria Gorge is the longest canyon in Europe. This tour is a classic day hike, one of the highlights in western Crete, and a must to see for everyone interested in nature.
You need to be in good health and have no heart or circulatory problems. Good shoes, headgear and a bottle of water should be your equipment, then you can start. There are water sources in the gorge where you can refill your bottle.

We have various pick-up points on the west coast, which are located on the coastal road. You will find the time of pick-up and the meeting point later in the booking process. First you have to tick off your date, then pick up point and number of guests to book will follow.
The starting time depends on the pick up point. Usualy the time is from around 05:30 - 06:00 a.m. (earliest pick-up point). Return to the pick-up point around 8:00 p.m.
Most hotels provide guests with a breakfast package (if meals have been booked), please ask for a day before your tour to arrange this.

This guided tour takes you to the table land Omalos to the entry of the Samaria Gorge. The entry is reknown Xyloskalo (entrance to the Samaria Gorge 1250 meters above sea level), the tour guide collects the entrance fees. Per person = 5 euros. Then you get started.

At the end of the trip, the tour guide is waiting for you in a tavern at the coastal village Agia Roumeli ( End of Samaria Gorge) and he will handing out the boat ticket. Extra Cost for this ticket per person € 10. from Agia Roumeli you ´ll go by ferry-boat to the next coastal Village Sfakia or Sougia( it depence on date), as the village Agia Roumeli at the end of the Samaria Gorge is a carfree zone. Coming from the ferry boat the bus will be waiting there, which will take you back to the pick-up point /Hotel.

This tour is exhausting, but can also be carried out with well-trained children from the age of 9.
Kreta.com - We work with professional managers, to ensure higher quality and reliability. This tour is carried out from the company Haidemenakis S.A.
Kreta.com- We are the stuff of special memories and authentic emotions contact us: info@kreta.com Please bear in mind that this excursion is non-refundable. If you must cancel this tour you won´t get money back. You can book this tour till 48 hours before arrival ( subject to availability), payment with credit-card. After booking you´ll get an email-voucher from us with all information needed.
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