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German War Cemetery

Maleme, Crete, Greece
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Worth the visit..... at least the view

My wife and I stopped by the German War Cemetery on your trip to Western Crete. I really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stephen F
Wheeling, West Virginia
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Thought provoking place

I walked up to the cemetery with a couple of guests at my hotel. It was uphill and very hot, but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I stopped by the German War Cemetery on your trip to Western Crete. I really enjoyed the view from on top. I must admit is is a little tough to walk up, especially in sandals. We are in good shape & I...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 6 days ago

I walked up to the cemetery with a couple of guests at my hotel. It was uphill and very hot, but if you took your time and supplies of water it was OK. There's a small visitor centre with interesting information displayed in several languages...More

Thank PerfumePrincess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Immaculately kept place with two or three men tending the grounds on the day we visited. Most gravestones had two names on but there were numerous with unidentified soldier marked, which was quite sad.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The german war cemetery in Maleme is an amazing place, containing the bodies og more thsn 2400 german soldiers killed in May 1942. The place is in a beautiful way telling the sad story og all those young boys.

Thank Frank O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the long walk through the olive trees to get here, but most enjoyable. Small entrance has a lot of factual information and the cemetery itself is very well kept. Well worth a quick visit if close by.

Thank Liza_Chelsea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely laid out but shows what a waste of young life . It was a very peaceful place and away from the road.

Thank nigelhyde62
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This cemetery gathers the remains of at least 4,460 German soldiers killed during the conquest of Crete in May 1941 and subsequent occupation of the island to 1944. The layout is simple and the location above the Maleme air field, where many German paratroopers were...More

1  Thank 83Stuart
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

It was impacting to read the stories by the family of the fallen enemy. As much as we hate what they did, they are humans and they treated us, as enemies, far better than so many others have done and do nowadays. It is big...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful memorial places I have ever seen. The story behind it is soo tragic (over 4000 German soldiers are buried here) but the place is also soo beautiful. This is at the top of hill 107 (one of the...More

1  Thank Christer G
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is a humbling yet beautiful place to visit. A stark reminder that war is brutal. With a small history room explaining the memorial, where you can sit if you're unable to climb the steep, but relatively short walk to the graves.

Thank LFerdy72
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Albert B
29 September 2016|
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Response from stan h | Reviewed this property |
get the tour bus, stops by the port, a few stops gt off & walk down the hill, mind you if you have time , you can walk it from port,....a bit heavy going but it can be done,...oakey..doakey...