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WWII – The Battle of Crete Day Tour

Shared Day Tour From Chania

Discover the greatness of Cretan history and learn about one of the most critical battles in WWII. 

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Departure time: 10.00
  • Travel Style: Cultural,History
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Days of operation : TU,FR
  • Free Cancellation up to 7days

Highlights

  • Visit the Maleme airfield from above and Tavronitis historical bridge
  • Discover the battlegrounds of Galatas and Ayia prison valley
  • War monuments around the area of the battle
  • Explore the WWII exhibitions in small museums and secret shelters
  • Visit the German and British Commonwealth war cemeteries
  • Analytic details about the historical battle of Crete
  • Small-group tour ensures a more relaxing and personal experience

Inclusions

  • Hassle free Pick-up & drop off from your accommodation in Chania
  • English speaking, local driver/escort
  • All entrance fees
  • Snacks and bottled water per person
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Extra drinks and/or food not specified on tour

Covid-19 Measures

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Starting Points

  • Chania Region Hotel Pick-UpPlease select your accomodation during check out process | Pick-up times: 09:00-10:00 am
What to expect

[…]Turning to Student, the Fuhrer said quietly: “Of course, General you know that after Crete we shall never do another Airborne operation. The parachute arm is one that relies entirely on surprise. That surprise factor has now exhausted itself…the day of the Paratroops is over”.

Adolf Hitler, Wolfschanze July 1941…

The tour’s description will start from the beginning of WWII and how the greatest war that the world have ever seen, affected East-South Europe, Greece and Crete. There will be analytic descriptions about operation “Marita”, the glorious Greek-Italian war of 1940 and under what circumstances the operation “Mercury” began. The battle of Crete was one of the most important war theatres in WWII and the resistance played a very important role to revive the allied troops’ morale around the world.

In this tour you will have the chance to see the key-locations of the battle of Crete. A few kilometers from Chania, is Maleme, Tavronitis and Galatas where the tour starts. Analyzing extensively the battle, there will be a detailed schedule for the rest of our day. Some of the locations you will visit are the German and British Commonwealth war cemeteries, high spots to have panoramic views and understand everything about the battle on a live map, secret shelters and monuments.

The general historical facts of the battle of Crete are known. In this tour you will discover the original details and the unknown stories behind the scenes. You will have the chance to tour around the places where heroism and hope was a life goal for the Cretan partisans and the Greek , British, Australian and New Zeeland troops. The battle of Crete changed the world in many different ways and especially the evolution of the airborne warfare. Join us and explore the legendary and glorious WWII history of Crete.

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FAQ

How will I recognize our tour escort?

Your tour escort shall hold GS Tours  signage at the pick-up process.

What do I need to bring with me on the tour?

Bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and comfortable clothes during summer months & warm clothes and waterproof jacket during winter months. Have your ticket (electronic or printed) with you & your ID/PASSPORT (or copy).

Has the tour a limit number of participants?

The tour is contucted with 2 to 18participants. Small group tour provides a more personalized experience.