German Military Cemetery, Maleme

4.7
#4 of 39 in Historic Sites in Chania Prefecture
Must see · Cemetery · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including German Military Cemetery
Create a full itinerary - for free!

German Military Cemetery reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
522 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • We walked up to here while we were staying at Mike hotel and apartments..it was a good half hour walk..hot but pleasant, once there it’s very interesting with lots to read and see..very peaceful sat.....  more
    We walked up to here while we were staying at Mike hotel and apartments..it was a good half hour walk..hot but pleasant, once there it’s very interesting with lots to read and see..very peaceful sat.....  more »
  • Well - maintained path provides a convenient way up. There's an interesting exhibition as well as a cafe and toliets 
    Well - maintained path provides a convenient way up. There's an interesting exhibition as well as a cafe and toliets  more »
Google
  • We visited this evening. Google maps sends you to someone's back garden. Beautiful place. Full of admiration for Crete for giving this wonderful memorial for peace. The invaders did atrocious things to local people in the island but they chose peace rather than more hate. Very moving.
  • I have heard many stories about The Battle of Crete. The battle being the first for many things in the war. It was the first occasion where Fallscyimjäger (German paratroops) were used en masse, the first mainly airborne invasion in military history, the first time the Allies made significant use of intelligence from decrypted German messages from the Enigma machine,and the first time German troops encountered mass resistance from a civilian population. This war memorial is just off the road and there is a slight incline to walk. At the bottom there is several boards with information on in several languages, donation box, WC and a café. Once at the top it is very moving and the style of a typical German War Memorial. The grounds people have really done their job with place. The grass is green and cut, the stones are clean the trees have been cut. The view looking across out to sea is beautiful and the memorial is in a great location.

Plan your trip to Maleme

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.