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German War Cemetery

Maleme, Crete, Greece
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Airborne Brotherhood

Its easy to miss this site but as you drive out of Maleme its sign posted as Deutscher... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
James F
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Hill 107

Very quick stop during a rainy day. Still made me hungry for history and I red about Battle of... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Kim W
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Maleme, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Its easy to miss this site but as you drive out of Maleme its sign posted as Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof. After driving a couple of Km's along a single tarmac road you reach the carpark and information centre, then after a short walk uphill, the cemetery....More

2  Thank James F
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Very quick stop during a rainy day. Still made me hungry for history and I red about Battle of Crete and Hill 107 battles. War cemetery is always a good place to visit.

1  Thank Kim W
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Half an hour stroll up a gentle incline on a tarmac road sits this wonderful place. Very poignant reading the names on all the graves and at this time of year there is a carpet of red spring flowers as far as the eye can...More

1  Thank furrycoat
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Neatly laid out in terraces on the side of a hill may be difficult for those with walking difficulties. Head stones laid in rows amongst neat red portulaca. There is a short pictorial undercover before moving on to the headstones. A visit can be done...More

1  Thank alwayssmiling1
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

We stumbled across the German Cemetery, not knowing it was there. Having a keen interest in WW2 history we had to stop and have a look around. Very moving thinking of the horrors of war and those from all sides that suffered. The cemetery is...More

1  Thank Steve T
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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...More

3  Thank Panioann77
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Reviewed 12 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 (...More

1  Thank Ernest C
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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
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Reviewed 31 October 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
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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
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Albert B
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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...
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