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Battle of Crete Tour WW2

Explore the battlefields and memorials where the first airborne-only attack in history took place. The Battle of Crete is unique because it's the first attack in history prepared and performed exclusively by airborne units. It was a man to man battle where belligerents had little support from their far-flung bases. In this tour I will give a detailed account of the battle of Crete regarding equipment, units, strengths and weaknesses, defense and attack positions, the course of battle and various stories. I can focus on specific units, nationalities or any interest you might have if I know in advance. We will visit the main battle locations in western Crete at Maleme and Galatas, two cemeteries and a couple of memorials.

per adult from

$539

AUD

Duration

5 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • My time and services as your private guide for the WW2 Memorials in Chania
    What's excluded :
    • Snacks - 10 euro - For snacks and drinks
    • Pick up outside the greater area of the Town of Chania
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Souda Bay War Cemetery, Souda Bay Simmachon, Souda, Crete Greece

    This is the place where the soldiers from the Commonwealth died during the invasion of Crete by the Germans and their Occupation from 1941-1945

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: German Military Cemetery, Maleme, Crete 730 14 Greece

    Will visit the German Cemetery located on the strategic hill 107 overlooking Maleme airfield, and how the battle developed. Will make a quick stop next to Maleme airfield (its still a military area and access is forbidden).

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Tavronitis Bridge, Palaia Ethniki Odos Chanion-Kissamou, Tavronitis, Crete Greece

    Tavronitis Bridge played a vital role during the Battle of Crete and it was one of the Germans primary targets during their assault on Crete. Close to there we will also pay a visit to the RAF Memorial dedicated to the RAF pilots that fell during the battle.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Galatas, Galatas, Chania Prefecture, Crete

    We will visit the Greek-New Zealand memorial at Galatas village main square, will talk about the battle there and will visit one of the best WW2 collectors who finds things on the spot. We will also visit the Welsh memorial.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Alikianos Memorial, Main Road, Chania Greece

    We will visit Agia Prison valley, where the Greek units were stationed. Will see Agia Prison, which used to be a hospital during the battle and a prison during the occupation where hundreds of Greeks were executed.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    1: Central Market Square, Kentriki Agora, Chania, Greece
    2: Port of Souda, Ormos Soudas, Souda 732 00, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up from Chania town, its port or in any other site upon request. If the location is outside the town of Chania, there is an extra transportation cost.Ports
    • Souda port
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 8/6/2019 - 10/23/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • In case of traveller's serious health problems or other medical concerns please notify us
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Niriis Tours

Activity ID: V-180243P2

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