World War II German Cemetery (Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof)

A monument dedicated to the fallen German soldiers.

Chania World War II German Cemetery (Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof)

The German Cemetery (Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof) is located in Maleme, a small village and military airport 16 km (9.9 mi) to the west of Chania on the North Western part of Crete and it is considered among the most important monuments of World War II in Crete.

A number of 4465 German soldiers are buried in the cemetery following the Battle of Crete where hundreds of German paratroopers invaded Crete to what is considered one of the biggest airborne invasions in military history. If you are interested in World War II this is one of the most interesting sites to visit.

There is free entry and the cemetery remains open throughout the day.  There is also free parking.

Permanently Open

Recommended

Mare Coffee Bar & Food

Located close to the picturesque Old Ventian Harbour of Heraklion and the Koules Fortress, Mare offers one of a kind views of the Cretan...

Kipos Café

Café Kipos which means "garden" in Greek is situated in the center of the city and is part of Chania's municipal garden. The café dates back...

TRAVEL TIPS

More

Chania Itinerary: Venetian Town & Old Harbour

Municipal Market (Agora) The itinerary will begin at one of the most important monuments of Chania, its Municipal Market or Agora as it is called...

Best Places in Chania You Should Not Miss

1. Balos Beach Balos beach is a natural paradise in the western part of Chania and an overall fantastic experience, whether you planning to go...

Practical Tips

Passports and Visas EU nationals require only a valid identity card and UK visitors require a passport. Citizens coming from USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand...

Best Free Things to Do In Heraklion

Wander around the Heraklion Market The market of Heraklion is usually very popular with locals where they do their daily shopping such as fish, fresh...