From Chania: Crete World War II History Tour

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Learn the history of the glorious Battle of Crete and discover why it became one of the great events of World War II. Visit key locations where the battle took place, including the site where the German army first landed.

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Highlights

  • See the Maleme airfield from above and visit Tavronitis Bridge
  • Learn about the battle of Galatas
  • Discover remnants from the war at different monuments and battle sites
  • Visit small museums and secret shelters
  • Go to the war cemeteries of the German and Allied forces

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Explore the World War II history of Crete and learn about its wider impact in southeast Europe and Greece. Explore the story of the Greek-Italian War of 1940 and the circumstances that lead to Hitler's Operation Mercury. Hear how the Battle of Crete and the resistance to the invasion helped revive the morale of the Allied troops around the world. Visit key location sites such as the pretty village of Maleme, where the German paratroopers first landed. Discover remnants of the war at Tavronitis and Galatas, and visit the war cemeteries of the German and Allied troops. Be amazed as your guide brings history to life and tells you about secret shelters and other monuments from the war. Hear untold stories that take you behind the scenes and explore the role the partisans played as they helped the British, Australian and New Zealand armies change the course of history.

Includes

Pickup and drop-off from specific locations in Chania region Transportation by air-conditioned minivan English-speaking driver/guide Local guide Entrance fees Local taxes Small group tour Snack and a bottle of water (per person)

Important Information

  • This tour only departs from the Chania region

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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