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


Itanos Archaeological Site

Itanos is an archaeological site of the ancient harbour town and is located 25 km east of Sitia. Itanos flourished from the Minoan until the...

Chrissoskalitissa Monastery

Pay a visit on your way to Elafonisi.



Chania Itinerary: Katholiko

Gouverneto Monastery You will start at the monastery of Gouverneto which is located North of the city of Chania about 20 km away from the...

Best Places in Agios Nikolaos You Should Not Miss

1. Lake Voulismeni Lake Voulismeni is the most popular landmark of Agios Nikolaos, and for that matter it is the most photographed one as well!...

Amazing Photos of Chania

Elafonissi BeachBalos BeachSfakiaKatholiko BeachSeitan Limania BeachSaint George Selinari Monastery Katholiko Monastery Kipos Park Loutraki Beach Chania Lighthouse Kissamos Venetian Port 

10 Beautiful Churches & Monasteries in Crete

1. Toplou Monastery in Sitia, Lassithi 2. Saint George Karydi in Vamos, Chania 3. Arkadi Monastery, Rethymno 4. St Nicholas Chaper Church in Georgioupolis, Chania 5....