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From Chania: Crete World War II History Tour

Product ID: 136637
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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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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 10:05 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Greek

Pickup included

Pickup is available from the following locations: • 9:00 AM – Kriti hotel (for hotels around Koum Kapi neighborhood, East old town, and Chania city center) • 9:10 AM – GS Tours offices (for hotels around East and Central old town/harbor, and Chania city center) • 9:20 AM – Talos Square – Hand fountain (for hotels around West old town and harbor, and East Nea Chora) • 9:25 AM – Sunny Rent Car (for hotels in Nea Chora) • 9:40 AM – Xenios Dias and Golden Beach central parking (for hotels around the Golden beach and Agioi Apostoloi) • 10:00 AM – For pickups from Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, and Tavronitis

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  • 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
Full description
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.
  • 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)
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuities

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• This tour only departs from the Chania region

From US$ 87.61 per person

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