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German War Cemetery

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Address: Maleme, Crete, Greece

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Difficult to add to the reviews that proceeded, specifically Jackie T's beautifully written piece. We walked from local hotel, a bit of an uphill trek but a worthwhile experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Myke C
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Bebington, United Kingdom
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Bebington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Difficult to add to the reviews that proceeded, specifically Jackie T's beautifully written piece. We walked from local hotel, a bit of an uphill trek but a worthwhile experience.

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Dymock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The German war cemetery lies on a hillside overlooking the bay and the airfield which was the target of the battles of Crete. Beautifully maintained it records the lives of so may young men who's lost their lives. It's peaceful but an air of sadness pervades, like so may of these war grave cemeteries. It is well worth a visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A stark reminder of the past and how badly Crete was attacked. A peaceful beautiful area with stunning views. If walking though it's quite a way from the main road.

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Thank selenacuk
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The German War Cemetery is a 15-minute walk from the Mistral, just past an ancient Minoan burial site. The views of the sea from the cemetery are stunning. This cemetery is a "must-see" for any history buff.

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Thank finallysingle2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Powerful place full of history and not to be missed. Everyone should visit here and bring the children so that they may learn.

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Thank sonja p
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited several WWII cemeteries, most famous perhaps the US cemetery outside of Bayeux, Normandy. We also visited the German cementary in Normandy which was very moving but this one is even more so. It is beautifully kept and an important reminder of how the war effected so many people. If you go there with young children, leave the... More 

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Thank Karin V
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were informed that a visit to the German war graves was a must do while in maleme !! We arrived around 1pm and spent around an hour walking around !! It is extremely clean tranquil and a very emotional place to see !! Set on a hillside the views are stunning out to the sea and mountains !! The... More 

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Thank joeyvandanger
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the cemetary during à holiday visit to crete. The cemetary is quite fare fr.o.m. the signs on the road below as several has added in their reviews. We did have à car if you dont have one I Would advise to go when the heat is gone afternoon(evening). The cemetary is well kept and is slopping downwards. The view... More 

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Thank Magnus E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got the tour bus from Xania and stopped off at the cemetery. It was a very moving visit and a reminder of how these young men and women sacrificed so much for us. The cemetery is very well looked after and a credit to Crete for maintain so well. Thank you

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Thank Martin P
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Information was very interesting , had alot of individual stories . Gardens are beautifully kept . Heartbreaking to see rows and rows of graves . They were all so young . Would recommend.

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