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Kandanos War Memorial

Market place, Kandanos, Crete 730 04, Greece
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Never forget.

People, never forget what happened to Kandanos. We shall not forget. We will never forgive... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Orestis N
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Kandanos Crete

On 03JUN41 180 residents of the town were murdered by Nazi Soldiers. Important to remember what can... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
imurderedmypuppy
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28 Aug 2017
“Never forget. ”
11 Sep 2016
“Kandanos Crete”
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Market place, Kandanos, Crete 730 04, Greece
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

People, never forget what happened to Kandanos. We shall not forget. We will never forgive. Kandanos still stands and one day the people will take revenge.

Thank Orestis N
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

On 03JUN41 180 residents of the town were murdered by Nazi Soldiers. Important to remember what can happen when we allow racial hatred to spread.

1  Thank imurderedmypuppy
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We saw and read the war memorials listing the local people killed fighting the Germans and Italians, we saw the village built since the war, watched children now playing peacefully in the square. We also saw the notice at the waterworks and built by Germans...More

Thank Tattieratty
Reviewed 12 April 2016

A monument in the center of the village built in harmony with the environment. It presents copies of the 3 plates left by the Germans after being burned Kantanos on 06/03/1941. The displayed was marble and two wooden. From the original preserved marble and a...More

Thank antonakakp
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Small but very moving plaques (replicas of the original) remembering the massacre and destruction of the entire town by Germans on 3 June 1941 in reprisal for the death of 25 of their soldiers.

2  Thank Charles M
Reviewed 7 May 2015

This village was burned by the Nazis as retribution for 25 paratroopers being killed by Partisans in 1941. It is now a thriving small town.

1  Thank jfmwdig
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Kandanos tells us how horrible war can be. Local heroes fighted - first with succes - against the germans in 1941, and as revenge the germans murdered a lot of inhabitats and destroyed the town. Take a stop in Kandanos, and let your thoughts go...More

3  Thank LN1946
Reviewed 14 October 2014

What can one say? The destruction of a town, and the slaughter of many of its inhabitants (as punishment for the "murder" of 25 soldiers) is an abhorrence, and one that would be recognised as such by the children of its perpetrators (if not by...More

2  Thank NeilPick
Reviewed 4 October 2014

During the German invasion of Creete in 1941, the village was completely nivelled as a retaliation of an ambush of German soldiers. The two monuments erected on the the town square with the new orthodox church overlooking it, is really worth a stop. One monument...More

1  Thank Morten H
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