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Address: Maleme, Crete, Greece

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The german war cemetery of Maleme.

It was a very peaceful exprience, glancing over the graveyard towards the sea and also feel everything dreadful about war. Maybe their effort helped the rest of us from the one... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very peaceful exprience, glancing over the graveyard towards the sea and also feel everything dreadful about war. Maybe their effort helped the rest of us from the one thousand year kingdom.

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Kaarina, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Impressive place, make you think that how good our things are nowadays. Not too heavy walk with kids, but the strollers we left downstairs, not so good there. Nice view in top of the hill.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

A short hike up hill, but well worth it. Quite place very well kept. Would recommend you take a drink if its a hot day. Great view.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

It is worth reading about the battle of Crete and the Maleme role in particular prior to a visit here. My attitude towards the "krauts" experienced a marked change as I walked amongst the graves. Each grave holds up to five remains. What struck me as I read the inscriptions was how very young most of them were. They had... More 

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Veikkola, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Well maintained and perfect located, hill 107, memorial to remember the horror of the war. The place is overlooking the air field used during the WWII.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

A quiet place to sit and contemplate the loss of so many young lives in any war. Kept in immaculate condition set into the hillside.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Very well kept memorial with views over Maleme and the airfield would recommend a walk up if poss through the olive groves

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Well maintained monument to the young men who lost their lives during the second world war. Informative boards telling the story.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Took a gentle walk up to the War Memorial during our stay at the Louis Creta Princess Hotel. The walk took approx 50 minutes each way up a gentle slope. The Cemetery is beautifully kept, with over 4000 soldiers being laid to rest their. The Cemetery is on the top of a rise above the Greek airbase on the island,... More 

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Haugesund, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This was a stop on our train-tour, not very interesting but nice enough for a visit whilst on the road to see the district.

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