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German War Cemetery

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Address: Maleme, Crete, Greece
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Memorial Place - Remembrance of the evils of World War II

More than 15,000 German soldiers lost their lives during the Second World War in the Greek territory. The German military cemetery in Maleme (Deutschen Soldatenfriedhof in Maleme... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Larnaka City, Cyprus
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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

More than 15,000 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. The other cemetery is the German military cemetery Dionysus - Rapentozis in Attica. The German cemetery is near... More 

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Haworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Not sure if anyone.. really understands how the German War Graves organisation works..... not for them single memorials. but each plot has two graves... Kameraden together always.. and rank has nothing to do with it... a Captain ( Hauptmann) with be with a Feldwebel ( Sergeant) .....and they are still looking for 2.5 Million gefallen... missing in Russia... god hope... More 

Thank Ernest C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

It was a very peaceful exprience, glancing over the graveyard towards the sea and also feel everything dreadful about war. Maybe their effort helped the rest of us from the one thousand year kingdom.

Thank Torbjörn C
Kaarina, Finland
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Impressive place, make you think that how good our things are nowadays. Not too heavy walk with kids, but the strollers we left downstairs, not so good there. Nice view in top of the hill.

Thank AlaPuho
Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2016

A short hike up hill, but well worth it. Quite place very well kept. Would recommend you take a drink if its a hot day. Great view.

Thank Des_Acetek
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

It is worth reading about the battle of Crete and the Maleme role in particular prior to a visit here. My attitude towards the "krauts" experienced a marked change as I walked amongst the graves. Each grave holds up to five remains. What struck me as I read the inscriptions was how very young most of them were. They had... More 

Thank Alan D
Veikkola, Finland
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2 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Well maintained and perfect located, hill 107, memorial to remember the horror of the war. The place is overlooking the air field used during the WWII.

Thank petterivahter
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

A quiet place to sit and contemplate the loss of so many young lives in any war. Kept in immaculate condition set into the hillside.

Thank Cape29
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very well kept memorial with views over Maleme and the airfield would recommend a walk up if poss through the olive groves

Thank DaiLondon
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Well maintained monument to the young men who lost their lives during the second world war. Informative boards telling the story.

Thank OxfordPhil

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