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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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Garforth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

A short walk from the Hotel - well worth a visit, fantastic views from up there. Then walk to the tomb - also interesting.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is well looked after,and there is a quite a lot of info before you go into the cementry,such a waste of life[will we never learn]

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Standing at the grave markers one is struck by the fact that so many young German men under 25 died in the Battle of Crete. My visit coincided with the 73rd Anniversary of the Battle and it was so sad to see that there were more wreaths from Governments and Associations in the graveyard than there were flowers placed on... More

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BC, Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

As with all cemeteries, a visit has the ability to make the visitor very reflective and pensive. Regardless to politics, seeing the graves of so many young men killed senselessly in the prime of their youth, is bound to make those present sentimental and sorrowful. More than 4,500 men, mostly under the age of 25 lie here. Just as a... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Liked everything, lovely and friendly, military base nearby tho, some helicopters but no problem.bit scary if you got children as there are unguarded drops along the road, one we saw was about 30ft drop, so needs checking carefully and dont let them out of your sight as the safety aspect is no where near ours.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A place that brings back the horrors of war and the loss of life on all sides. Set on the hill behind what was the German occupied runway at Maleme. A peacfull tranquill setting for the people who died for what their leaders believed in and giving us all time to reflect.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The german war grave cemetary has a very different setting and feel to that of the Allied one at Souda but definitely worth visiting and remembering the tradegy that war is cruel for all involved. A place of historic importance

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We'd been to the Commonwealth War Graves (CWG) Cemetery at Souda Bay before heading for Maleme. There were quite a few contrasts. The driving directions to CWG were very poor; the directions for the German Cemetery were very clear. The CWG didn't have much by way of information, the German one had plenty of information in 3 languages (German, Greek,... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I've spent a good deal of time visiting WW1 CWGC cemeteries in France, and a few of the German cemeteries as well - Vladslo, in Belgium, is particularly poignant and beautiful. A few years ago we took our children along to the Souda Bay cemetery and they were amazed at the youth of the combatants and the idea that a... More

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Chicago
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Beautifully explained, with full blame taken for a war of choice by Hitler and Germany et.al., the cemetery is truly anti war in comparison to many others that glorify the brave dead. This visit gave us an opportunity to explain to our English grandsons why war is only for losers, or those with a desire to die. Sadly for me,... More

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