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German War Cemetery

Maleme, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Maleme
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is an inspired piece of commemoration. 20 kilometres west of the port of Hania and one kilometre from the village Maleme, the site is set above the plain where the airbourne landings took place and, over the years, it has been landscaped into a beautiful setting for the discrete memorials. The decision to plant with native species to support... More

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Felt very moved...just to take some time out from a fantastic holiday and think about what was sacrificed by young men who were just following orders.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A very peaceful place to remember that every one needs to be remembered. I was especially touched by the facr, that the soldiers that were still unknown still had their own place, not just one with " here lies so and so many unknown soldiers"

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is so humbling top walk around and read the ages on the headstones of these men, well boys in many cases, that gave their lives. Visiting this and the Souda War Graves was on my list of To Do things on my holiday in Crete, and I am so glad I took the time out to achieve it.

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Arc-les-Gray, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went here after visiting Kondomari,puts it all into perspective really,if your in a car Kondomari village is about 3 miles from this cemetery. As you enter the village on the right look out for the small memorial & plaque to the men of the village that were slaughtered by German paratroops in reprisal for helping the commonwealth forces defending... More

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Warwick-on-Eden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The walk even in the heat was well worth it. The views over the bay are stunning. It's a very peaceful place and a place to spare a thought for all the young soldiers who lost their lives. Beautifully maintained.

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

loved it all, sombre and beautifully kept, but some great views of the coast, not forgetting all the fallen RIP.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Very well laid out with dignity and order. I found this place peaceful and calm with beautiful views over the countryside.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Steps went up the hillside to the cemetery, you see a large cross and a wall and the cemetery is laid out on the gentle slope beyond. It is beautifully kept and thought provoking as you walk along the rows and see how many lost souls were hardly out of their teens.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As with all war cemeteries it was well maintained but less striking than most. Interesting to seethe war from a different perspective.

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