Battle of Crete WW2 Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

446058


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for all kids.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (conversational), Italian (conversational), Greek (fluent), French (advanced), English (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

We will visit battle locations, memorials and final resting places of belligerents, where I will give an account of the battle of Crete and various stories. I can focus on specific units, nationalities or any interest you might have if I know in advance.
•Pick up at Souda port, your accommodation or any other convenient location in the greater Chania area. (the earlier the better, recommend depart at 8:00).
•Commonwealth cemetery at Souda. 42nd Street.
•Maleme airport and German cemetery. Visit Tavronitis bridge and the RAF memorial.
•Galatas village and NZ-Greek memorial. Welsh memorial. Possible visit to a collector.
•Agii Apostoli, former 7th General hospital and later POW camp.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: In front of the municipal covered market (Agora).

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

•Private A/C car Citroen C4 Picasso, it fits 4 guests, and folding back seats make room for two more (total 7 seats including driver).
•The back seats are ideal for children.

What’s Included

Other: •My time and services as your private guide.
•Transportation in a 7-seater A/C vehicle.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 euro - For snacks and drinks.

What’s Extra

Other: Snacks and drinks.

Restrictions

•My car is a Citroen C4 Picasso, it fits 4 guests comfortably, folding back seats make room for two more (total 7 seats including driver). The back seats are ideal for children.
•I am not licensed to guide inside museums or archaeological sites.

A Recent Review of this tour

Very good tour and very good guide. Just amazing tour
Arnar Sigurjonsson

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    384 USD(for up to 4 people) (duration: 6 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    446058


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for all kids.

    Friendly: Yes.
    You must be able to get in and out of a car.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (conversational), Italian (conversational), Greek (fluent), French (advanced), English (fluent)

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