Crete is located in the middle of eastern basin of Mediterranean, on the crossroad of air and sea transportation from eastern to western and northern to southern and reverse. This is the reason why it constitutes a great base for aeronautical operations towards every direction. These characteristics give a special strategic significance so that Crete turned out to be the main interest of British and Hitler in the beginning of second world war.
The subject of this diplomatic work is the regeneration of military airport in Maleme in Chania. The position, where it is developed is preferential not only for Greece but for Southeastern Europe as well. Maleme airport was the main airport of Chania till I970, that a new airport was constructed in Souda and the old one in Maleme was abandoned. Since then, it was used by Air Forces for butts until 2003.
In conclusion, this regeneration consists of many facilities as : aerosport center, air museum, small touristic airport, conference center, yacht club, hotel and touristic port. In that way, the remembrance of this historic place will stay alive and the construction of all these facilities will work as an attraction and will create the conditions needed to attract tourism of high economic level. Finally, the territory will constitute an ideal destination for conferences and meetings, combining conference facilities with airport, museum and commerce.