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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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Thame, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Another well kept and moving place to visit. Worth the twenty minute walk from Maleme to get there. War, what is it good for. Absolutely nothing.

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Beautifully kept war cemetery. It doesn't matter what the nationality of the dead. Very thought provoking.

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Crete, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

In 1965 an agreement was signed between Greece and the Federal Republic of Gernany to expand the military cemetery at Maleme and inter there all the German soldiers who had died on Crete. Today, the cemetery is immaculately kept and overlooks Maleme airfield, the capture of which was crucial for the German invasion plan to succeed. Take the time to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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