Hotel Creta Princess Aquapark and Spa

Situated in a fantastic beachfront location, the all-inclusive Hotel Creta Princess Aquapark and Spa features a brilliant range of facilities for all ages. There are two large, palm-fringed pools, complete with five water slides, a multi-lane racer and splash zones to occupy the kids, as well as footbridges and sunbeds. The hotel was refurbished a few years ago so you can expect fresh, modern decor and furnishings. There’s a kids’ club, evening entertainment and a number of eateries on-site, including a buffet restaurant, an exclusive Asian restaurant and delightful pool bars. The hotel is 500m from Maleme centre where you can find many shops, bars and restaurants.

Overview of Maleme, Crete

Much more than a beach resort, the Cretan town of Maleme is steeped in history. The spot where paratroopers attacked Crete in 1941, its architecture dates to the Minoan Era, with a range of historical sites and monuments to enthuse history buffs. With beautiful Blue Flag beaches and crystal clear seas, this popular destination has much to offer. Temperatures in Maleme’s summer months average at a pleasant 26°C. Sea temperatures average at 22°C in June, 25°C in July and 26°C in August. This makes Maleme the ideal location for paddling about in the glistening waters and basking in the sunshine.

Things to do in Maleme, Crete

Maleme is a great place for relaxing and soaking up the area’s stunning Cretan views. Immerse yourself in the town’s history and visit the Minoan Tholos Tomb, a stunning tomb dating to the Bronze Age. Nature lovers will love looking for sea turtles in the area, home to the beautiful Caretta Caretta species. They spawn every two to four years, and during this time they can be spotted nesting along Chania’s beaches, which are a 20-minute drive from Maleme. After lounging by the pool at the Hotel Creta Princess Aquapark and Spa, get out and explore the breathtaking views on offer in neighbouring Platanias. Enjoy a four-kilometre walk up the hill to the pretty village of Ano Platanias and you’ll be rewarded with tavernas, picture-perfect streets and stunning views of Platanias, Agia Marina and Chania Bay. Packed with culture, history, stunning beaches and picturesque villages, holidays to Crete are a wonderful excuse to relax and sunbathe. Hotel Creta Princess Aquapark and Spa provides the ideal base from which you can explore the area, sample delicious food, enjoy nearby beaches and even spot some sea turtles!

Resort Summary

Tucked between vineyards and olive groves, the easy-going village of Maleme gives off undeniable hidden gem vibes. Maleme comes with the kind of lengthy beach far bigger resorts boast, and the laid-back atmosphere traditional Greek towns are famous for. And if you find yourself craving one more than the other, Maleme is within easy reach of other Cretan destinations.

Holidays here are heavy on relaxation, with sunbeds lining the shores, as well as waterfront-facing tavernas and the odd beach bar. The town also saw the beginnings of the Battle of Crete, so you’ll find a few hints that’ll get you delving into its storied past.