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.
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
•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.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euro - For snacks and drinks.
•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.
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Very good tour and very good guide. Just amazing tour