War Shelter of Platanias

One of the most interesting museums about WW II in Crete!

Chania War Shelter of Platanias

The Shelter of Platanias is located on the west side of Chania, an approximate 10-15 minute walk from the center of Platanias.

The Shelter was initially used to store ammunition and military equipment in World War 2 by the German Forces. It was built underneath a church and a cemetery by Germans using local forced labor.

The total length of the tunnels reaches 150 m. The tunnels have small booths in which items of World War 2 such as weaponry, uniforms are displayed.

The entry is completely free, but donations are accepted to the organization that is maintaining the shelter.

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