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Address: Maleme, Crete, Greece

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Well worth the walk up the hill

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Nice place to walk up to if you like a nice evening stroll. It is a good place to remember the people who died during WWII, on both sides.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It was a lovely walk from the hotel well worth a visit the cemetery was well keep and quite moving as these soldiers where very young and so young to die for their country this is the sand thing about war

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Never been to a German War Memorial before but it has been treated with the respect it deserves it is in a tranquil and backwater setting but is not abused in any way it would be nice to see all graveyards this way

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The German cemetery is a large area containing the remains of the German war dead from WW2. Although these guys were 'the enemy' as perceived back then, they have been accorded every respect, and the cemetery is very nicely presented. From first views, it looks like a large red carpet covers the fields, on closer inspection you see it is... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

very poignant and worth a visit, takes about 20 mins to walk with amazing scenery, views amazing ,brings a lump to your throat

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

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