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Address: Maleme, Crete, Greece

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A contrast to Souda, but just as peaceful

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Oxted, United Kingdom
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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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cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very moving and good to see the RAF are supporting the maintenance of the graves. Beautifully kept and in a lovely location.

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A sad memorial to a tragic event which will hopefully help to make our nations live together in peace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Always worth the rather long walk, very moving. This place is always kept in beautiful condition, and there is a museum telling the story of the war in Crete.

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Wigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Four thousand graves of young men. Read why they invaded this paradise island in 1941. Hard to believe Maleme was the scene of a battle in WW2. I didn't see the private museum near the café as it wasn't advertised. Not even sure if it still exists

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

How well looked after all the graves are.Such a sad loss of lives.A very moving ceremony on the 22 May 2015

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Address: Maleme, Crete, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Maleme

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