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War Shelter of Platanias

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War Shelter of Platanias

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Below the Church of St Dimitrios, Platanias, Crete 73014 Greece
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Agia MarinaAthens Metro16 min
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Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket
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Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket

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Nobody wants to waste vacation time waiting outside an attraction, especially in high temperatures. With this priority-access ticket to the Knossos archaeological site, you can breeze past ticket-purchase lines to explore what was the birthplace of Minoan civilization and according to myth, the seat of King Minos. Prebook your skip-the-line ticket, travel independently to the site, and roam the partially restored relics of Minos’ palace and courtyards independently.
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Kasia K wrote a review Oct 2019
Warsaw, Poland53 contributions10 helpful votes
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I learned about this place by accident and I decided to stop by on my wat between Rapaniana and Chania. I really liked the view from the hill. Tunnels are impressive. But mostly I was touched by the story of how they were digged and how local community was dealing with situation during WWII. If you like history or you want to learn more about Crete history, this place is really worth seeing.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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broggy57 wrote a review Oct 2019
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom339 contributions95 helpful votes
Last visited a couple of years ago, it has changed a little some new exhibits & information sheets but still run by the enthusiastic volunteers. Narrow tunnels dug in to the hillside with small rooms either side, one comes out at a British bofors anti aircraft gun, how the got it there up those narrow streets.No entrance fee but a donation box next to the entrance, poorly sign posted from the main road it’s only open a couple of hours in the morning & a couple in the evening & should only take around half an hour to visit but well worth the visit. Asked the volunteer at the museum if I could handle one of the exhibits & he was only too glad to oblige....worth the donation.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from k-lourandaki, General Manager at War Shelter of Platanias
Responded Oct 26, 2019
We thankyou for coming back to visit and for your appreciation of our work we are continually adding to our exhibit so hope you will come again in the future
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ava s wrote a review Oct 2019
12 contributions2 helpful votes
Crete is plenty of history and amazing stories. The war shelter is one of them and shows a collection of artefacts from WW II. You have to visit to know the full story about this place. There is no fee for the entrance, only donations.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from k-lourandaki, General Manager at War Shelter of Platanias
Responded Oct 26, 2019
Thankyou for your visit and your kind words
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morwood37 wrote a review Oct 2019
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom99 contributions47 helpful votes
This tiny set of tunnels dug by forced labour is well worth the climb up to the church set on the hill. Run by volunteers it tells a simple story of what went for the people in this tiny village whilst trying to resist the Nazi invasion of their island. It is closed on Sundays but open from 10.00 - 12.00 and from 4.00 - 6.00 the rest of the week.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Responded Oct 26, 2019
We thankyou for your visit and your appreciation of our work
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86splodge wrote a review Oct 2019
Brighton, United Kingdom18 contributions7 helpful votes
Recently visited. Video playing in the background with interesting facts about the German invasion of Crete. Lots of pictures and some memorabilia. Visit took about 30 minutes. Narrow tunnels that were dug by the locals who were used as forced labour. No entrance fee but donation box. Worth a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from k-lourandaki, General Manager at War Shelter of Platanias
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Thankyou for your visit
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