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German War Cemetery

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Address: Maleme, Crete, Greece

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Well worth a visit. Beautifully kept and very thought provoking. It's good to take time out and visit these special places when you visit somewhere new.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
pinkglobetrotter23
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. Beautifully kept and very thought provoking. It's good to take time out and visit these special places when you visit somewhere new.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a history lover so a place like that couldn't escape from my sight... I have read Crete's history and especially about this Heroic village Maleme ..

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

got to here by the tour bus caught outside the old market place,..15 euros, the earplug naration tells you to look left to see the British/commonwealth cemetery, jump of bus, returns in 40 mins, so there,s enough time to view, along side ours,.. nice cafe there woman was nice, all in all its worth a visit, as its a large... More 

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Thank stan h
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in to your war history it is well worth a visit. The views from the top are amazing. However, it is a bit of a walk and its up hill! Take some water and mosquito spray!

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Thank Blondie234
Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and clean, very well kept. Lovely view from a top of the hill. On the bottom there is a lovely caffe with charming lady inside. She makes great ice coffee.

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Thank zirdahh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not as close as the resort maps inferred but well worth the walk. Take some water!. Visited last September.

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Thank Sue D
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a exhibition at the base of the cemetery with British, German and Greek testimonies. Well kept grounds with good views.

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Thank Wrighty263
Eastham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A thought inducing place. Well tended grounds and very informative boards telling the story of the formation of the cemetery prepare you for the poignant vista further up the hill

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Thank Mick W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked to the German War Cemetery as it is not far off the main road in Maleme. We were struck by the well tended graves and how many lost their lives in the 2nd World War.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overseen by The German Graves Commission, the German cemetery near Maleme airport on the North coast of Crete 20 km west of Chania and one km above the village of Maleme is worth a visit. 4.465 German soldiers who lost their lives are laid to rest here most of them were paratroopers who died during the invasion of Crete in... More 

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