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Address: Maleme, Crete, Greece

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Sad yet interesting location

Obviously a very sad place to visit in view of the many casualties of war buried here but has many little known areas of interest. On way up to cemetery is a late minoan tomb well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Chania Prefecture, Greece
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Chania Prefecture, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Obviously a very sad place to visit in view of the many casualties of war buried here but has many little known areas of interest. On way up to cemetery is a late minoan tomb well worth a slight detour to visit. There is a cafe at the entrance to the cemetery itself with various items of interest from the... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went there last year to my my Mother`s Uncle`s grave. Did not realise how emotional it would be. A beautiful well kept cemetery in beautiful peaceful surroundings. Well worth a visit.

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essex
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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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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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