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WWII The Battle Of Crete Historical Tour-German Military Cemetery From Chania

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time-raw6 hours
Starting point
Your accommodation in Chania
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Take a roller coaster ride back in history to the World War II scene on this 5-hour tour. Here, you will visit the major battlefields in the Greek territory while taking time to learn about the history behind this territorial war. Visit the iconic Venizelos family tombs where the graves of over 15000 German soldiers who died in the war are preserved.

What to expect?


Stop At: Chania Venetian Lighthouse, Chania Town, Chania Prefecture, Crete

More than 15000 German soldiers lost their lives during the Second World War in the Greek territory. The German military cemetery in Maleme (Deutschen Soldatenfriedhof in Maleme) is one of the two cemeteries in Greece where the graves of German soldiers are. Height 107: is located in Maleme village. During the Second World War, that spot was of great importance. Whoever controlled the “107 Height” controlled the airport of Maleme and the area surrounding it. When the Germans took over the spot actually, they took over the whole island of Crete. The view from there is magnificent, Souda Bay War Cemetery: At Souda port, is a beautifully landscaped scenery, there is the Souda Bay War Cemetery, where ceremonies take place every year in memory of the victims of the Second World War. Throughout the year, many visitors, mainly Australians and New Zealanders, visit this place. The cemetery was built and maintained by the Commonwealth Committee on military Graves and was founded after the war to include the graves of all soldiers of the Commonwealth who died in Crete Monument Maori: Located on the 42nd Street Battle Road dedicated to the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought in the Battle of Cretenelrotafio.

Venizelos family tombs: Chania.

Venizelos family tombs is one of the most popular spots offering a panoramic view of The tombs, set in a pretty park with an uninterrupted view of Chania.

What is included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • All Taxes

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

What do I need to bring?

  • Dress according to the weather
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • A camera

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
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