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Address: , Maleme, Crete, Greece
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Definitely worth a visit ! This place is very well kept and gives an overview of all the German soldiers who died during the attack of Maleme.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Halle, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit ! This place is very well kept and gives an overview of all the German soldiers who died during the attack of Maleme.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If in Maleme, visit this place, it is so beautiful and moving. A little bit of a walk up a slight incline/hill, but, you will be glad you did.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Grave after grave inscribed "Fallschirmjager" -19 years old - reminds you of the horrendous loss of life as these young men hurtled to their deaths, not realising that daily bomber and "stuka" raids by the Luftwaffe had ensured a VERY hostile reception.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Really nice view. We went there by foot and The steep hills to get there was quite challenging due to the heat. We were there early and The café wasnt open. So no cooling soda or a energizing coffe break. I rekomend you all visit a bit later than we did. However it is a peacefull place to be with... More 

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Charlwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stopped here on a Little Train tour. Very poignant stop and made us all think how lucky we are. So many 20 year olds to have fallen so tragically. Beautiful setting, very peaceful and thoughtfully set out with a very helpful information/history block at the entrance. A few minutes of quiet reflection and respect.

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

After visiting Souda Bay War Cemetery, we felt we should also visit the German one at Maleme - and were very glad we did. The young men who lie here probably didn't want to be here any more than the Allied soldiers, but now rest in a beautifully-kept hillside spot overlooking the bay. It has a very different feel to... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It is quite a long walk up to the cemetery (we were staying a Mikes) but it is well worth it. The place is beautifully looked after, Poignant,

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Chania, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Tip: Simply visiting this cemetery in isolation will give an unbalanced view of the WW11 conflict in Crete. If you want balance go to the Allied war graves at Souda and take time to visit some of the village memorials. Remember more Cretan civilians than German soldiers died on the island - many in reprisals. You may find some of... More 

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Kolymbari, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very interesting but very sad. Interesting articles to read and a very beautiful setting for a cemetery.

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Wrotham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a beautiful place to visit. The walk to it is stunning with Olive Groves, Orange Trees and wild flowers. The view when you get there would take your breath away

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