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Souda Bay War Cemetery

Souda Bay, Souda, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Souda
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It was a lovely visit. Seeing how well kept the graves are and being able to look through the book of names and addresses of those laid to rest.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very well kept cemetery on a stunning piece of land over looking the bay. Worth the 2.5 hr drive from Gouves to visit. Ignore the stupid comment stating it glorifies war. It doesn't and she knows nothing.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Whilst this may not be to everyone's taste if you are interested in war history it is worth a visit. The guide book gives you a good briefing about what happened during the invasion of Crete. We enjoyed the trip there and although this is the only thing there to see, if you have a hire car the journey is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The land is a gift from the people of Greece and is (like all Commonwealth War Cemeteries) immaculately kept. It is in a beautiful, peaceful spot looking out to Suda Bay. We were interested to see that some of the headstones were closer together reflecting groups who fell together...also the dates of the fallen ... and that there were different... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Suda Bay War Cemetary is signposted after you turn off the national road into Suda. It is very well maintained and the main building contains a map of the main UK, Canadian, new Zealand and Austrailian graves of the fallen at the battle of Crete. There are a huge amount of unknown soldiers as many were previously buried by the... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This war cemetry is situated in an 'off the track' spot at the head of Souda Bay. The grounds are immaculately maintained and the headstones commemorating the fallen in World War II are kept in beautiful condition. Even the small flower beds are well-cared for and laid out with perfect symmetry. We've visited the cemetry on a number of occasions... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is so important to remember the Battle of Crete and that the freedom we take for granted was won at considerable cost. It was also the most beautifully kept grounds we saw in Crete.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a beautiful and tranquil cemetery that provides a great resting place for the mostly WWII soldiers interred here. It is very near Chania airport and I highly recommend stopping in to pay your respects. We also met an elderly man outside who had a pack of dogs with him. He told us that these dogs had been abandoned... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My son who is doing history for GCSE wanted to visit and so we arrived one hot lunchtime. There were a few other people in the cemetery grounds which are immaculately maintained and read about the evacuation of the Allies from Crete in late Spring 1941. Visiting made the events all the more real for seeing the line after line... More

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Oksboel, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Never forget the fallen soldiers. The War Cemetery is a beautiful memory-park. A quiet and peaceful place.

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