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Address: Maleme, Crete, Greece

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well looked after

we walked here from are hotel not sure what it was going to be like, but was surprised it was well looked after and very peaceful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

we walked here from are hotel not sure what it was going to be like, but was surprised it was well looked after and very peaceful.

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Martlesham, null, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I visited here with another member of my holiday group who wanted to visit both the Allied and the German cemetery, on a free day. I didn't know what to do with myself in the German cemetery. I just looked around a bit and then got back in the taxi. What about all the Commonwealth boys who supported us in... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We took our children to see this to appreciate what happened. Lovely to see but emotional at the same time.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Easy to find if you have a car, but a bit of a walk from the town, otherwise. Very interesting, with a lot of graves of German paratroopers, all with the same date of death. There are also fantastic views across the sea where many of them perished. Beautifully kept, and quite muted as it should be, given the cause... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

I have been to some great cemeteries. This is so not one of them. Nice views, but just another sad monument to the price individual soldiers pay for war.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Set on a plateau and providing a great view of the sea, the grounds are well kept and manicured. What strikes you as you walk around and read the name-plate of each dead soldier is their age: average 21 years old and there are around 4000 of them.So many youthful lives sacrificed far from their home in yet another war.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

To walk from Maleme beach to the German War Cemetery takes approx. 25 minutes.If the donkey near the gates is asleep wait a couple of seconds,he will get up and pose for photos.Inside there are information boards in English,German and Greek.The cemetery is beautifully kept and has a lovely view out to sea.Ther is a snack bar at the exit,run... More 

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Moreton in Marsh, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A steepish climb, but worth a visit. Lovingly tended and beautifully laid out, with a great view over the sea.

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York, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

As I said in my review of Souda, a war cemetery is rather above likes and dislikes. Notwithstanding, that Maleme is the resting place of over 4000 German soldiers mostly killed in the bloody airborne invasion reminds us that young men were so often the sacrifice in the futile act of war and, whether they are on the side of... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is well worth the uphill bike ride from the main road. Its much more than a cemetary: well-tended gardens and touching historical display. For an anglo/ german family which we are this was actually quite a moving experience. Thoroughly recommend for off-the-beach travellers and young curious minds.

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