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Address: Maleme, Crete, Greece
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a nice quiet gentle walk from the hotel with a great view from the cemetery once you have looked around,

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lt Haywood Staffs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a nice quiet gentle walk from the hotel with a great view from the cemetery once you have looked around,

Thank Disapointed47
Chania Town, Greece
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cemetery is off of the Maleme road,you can walk, but i would save the walking for inside the cemetery.First as you enter you have the Museum of how the Germans took Hill 107.over 4000 lost lives.The grave site like the british at souda,is the best,most died in their early 20s Look out for 3 brothers that died together,(what a... More 

Thank Roy W
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129 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very humbling experience, such a waste of 4500 lives, the majority were 20 to 22 years old, very sad, well kept. Makes you realise how lucky we are

Thank trevorwalsh
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whatever your age, whatever your race, whatever your politics, just visit this place. It is so peaceful, yet so sad. Then perhaps visit the Allied Cemetery in Souda Bay. They were young men too, just on the other side. I am sure they did not hate each other until .............. We must never let this happen again.

Thank davidcope2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Visited the cemetery whilst on holiday last month. I found it very quiet and extremely peaceful. The graves are extremely well looked after. Whilst there German soldiers tending the graves and the surrounding area. A great pity that so many young soldiers died. Please don't let it happen again.

Thank David d
Stafford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This was my fourth visit to the war graves. I spent more time in the visitor room reading the history and soldier stories. I was interested and pleased to note that the Nazi atrocities were also mentioned, giving a more balanced view of the conflict whilst at the same time reminding us of the human loss.

Thank feathers1954
Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The walk up the white edged road to the cemetery is a gentle climb through Olive grooves, the cemetery is situated on the hill where over 2000 of those layed to rest died on the first day of the invasion, and overlooks the now disused airfield that was the objective. One grave I saw recorded that the soldier was killed... More 

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Chania, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This was a nice quiet walk from my hotel. Very moving and an area providing information. Also close by is Lulu the donkey who is partial to green apples!

Thank Christine R
Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

It's a must see place in Maleme. It gives you example of partly unknown history of Crete during WWII.

Thank TomaszKozakowski
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

It is ironic that the Greek Paratroop Regiment is stationed next door to the German cemetery, and the airfield is still there. There is an enclosed area where you can read and see pictures of the history of the Battle of Crete. In the cemetery the plot stones lie horizontal, some of the headstones have up to 5 names inscribed... More 

1 Thank Linda R

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