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Souda Bay War Cemetery

Souda Bay | Simmachon, Souda, Crete, Greece
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Mediterranean Holiday June 2018

Very close to where the cruise ship docks. Like all war cemetery's it is a very somber place that... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Craig R
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Yarrawonga
Very moving place

The first thing that strikes you are the number of graves here and then further the number that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
northants90
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Suda Bay War Cemetery is located approximately 5 km east from the centre of Chania (Xania). There are now 1,500 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 776 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate a number of casualties believed to be buried among them. The cemetery also contains 19 First World War burials brought in from Suda Bay Consular Cemetery, 1 being unidentified. There are also 7 burials of other nationalities and 37 non-war burials.
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“resting place” (16 reviews)
“buried here” (12 reviews)
“brave men” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Souda Bay | Simmachon, Souda, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very close to where the cruise ship docks. Like all war cemetery's it is a very somber place that is extremely well looked after. It is so sad to see the ages of the soldiers on the graves, what a waste. There is very little...More

1  Thank Craig R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first thing that strikes you are the number of graves here and then further the number that have no name. A truly moving place that is well looked after and a place of peace and quiet for reflection of those who gave their lives...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this cemetery to pay our respects to those who fought so hard for our freedom in WW11. It is a very beautiful, peaceful place, kept immaculate and most poignant. Everyone should go to the cemetery.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this cemetery many times over the years and am continually amazed at how lovingly it is kept in honour of the people who gave their lives in various conflicts over the years. It is in such a beautiful place overlooking Souda Bay,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Crete, you should spare an hour of your time to visit here and also the German cemetery. Both are very moving. So many unnamed graves....... Beautifully kept, amongst stunning scenery, a permanent reminder that we should all strive for peace.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Visited during the commemorations of the battle of Crete. The cemetery is neat and well looked after, it is a place of peace and gives you some idea of the scale of human sacrifice in war.

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Tears for the fallen what a beautiful place to visit. Lovingly tendered by the people of Crete. I was humbled and very tearful x

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Entering the Cemetery on the left hand side is a small building containing information explaining the action that took place on the island during the WW11, walking around it is clear that great care is taken to keep the cemetery in perfect order, so many...More

1  Thank Englisheric
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

My wife and I visited this cemetery yesterday. The day before the beginning of the Battle of Crete. Interestingly, the graves seem to be organized by nationality. The New Zealanders are grouped together as are the Australians and British. I had researched many of the...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

For those of us who have never lived through a war it is impossible for us to fully appreciate what it must have been like. The majority of the soldiers who lie in peace here were only in their 20s when they died fighting for...More

3  Thank ABird417
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Molly G
18 July 2018|
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Response from Craig R | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you get the Hop On Hop Off Bus, One of it's stops is at the War cemetery and when you are finished you just wait for the next bus. Cost for the Hop On Hop Off us is about 20 Euro,s
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Molly G
13 July 2018|
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Response from John16752024 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see a taxi stand anywhere near the cemetery
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Albert B
30 September 2016|
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Response from Adenann | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, haven't a clue about taxi cost. We stopped there as part of a trip to Chania by coach.
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