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Address: Souda Bay, Souda, Crete, Greece
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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This is a place to respect the fallen, very quite and amzing view overlooking the bay. The graves are well looked after and the peace and quite is eary as you walk along the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Poundbury, United Kingdom
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Poundbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a place to respect the fallen, very quite and amzing view overlooking the bay. The graves are well looked after and the peace and quite is eary as you walk along the fallen.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Poorly signposted but once found it was a lovely way to spend an hour in contemplation of the lives lost in this conflict. The cemetery is perfectly maintained and lies in a wonderful setting overlooking Souda Bay. Well worth a visit and even nicer in the spring sunshine. So many young men lost their lives so far away from home.... More 

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Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I visited the cemetery during a quiet spell on a work trip. The setting is amazing, the graves so respectfully tended to, I even found a memorial to some soldiers from my Grandfathers regiment from a previous campaign at the turn of the century. The visitors book makes lovely reading, and simple things in the cemetery, beautifully tended gardens and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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159 reviews 159 reviews
27 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

In a quiet area and in view of the sea, this well kept British war cemetery is the resting place for the 1527 young soldiers (including 5 Canadians) that gave up their lives in the defence of Crete against the German invasion in 1941. This truly worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went to find a war grave belonging to my mums younger brother who never returned home,found it comforting,well looked after,all facing the sea waiting to be rescued,he is there with hundreds of his mates,God bless you Uncle Bernard RIP

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

As all other reviews, lovely place to visit. Follow the road that goes to the airport.. Beautifully maintained.

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Yorkshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Tucked away and off the beaten track, a visit is a must. Like all War Cemeteries, it is beautifully maintained but this one stands out because of the must beautiful setting. It lies right next to the sea and one can only imagine what these brave heros went through in such a picturesque place. Extremely moving experience.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Set in a beautiful tranquil bay in the port of Souda is the Allied war cemetery . In this most poignant place you can pay respect to the fallen Allied soldiers who lost their lives in the War. It is kept immaculate and is a real history lesson. So many young men who died so many miles from their homeland,... More 

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York, England, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It really isn't a case of like and dislike: war graves ought not to exist, but how else does one commemorate the many young lives lost in the defence of Crete in 1941 and subsequently during the occupation? Souda Bay is a moving tribute as well as the lasting resting place of over 1500 such young men, mainly of British,... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is situated in a peaceful area of Crete with a view of the sea. It is excellently well maintained. For anyone with personal interest there is a directory available detailing all those buried there. Any even for those with no relatives buried there it is worth a visit to remember all those who gave their lives for others.

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