The market in 1941
I would advise you read up on Operation Mercury before you go, this may be a start
yeah thanks it does seem that Maleme is very quite place, not sure if to stay there and rent a car, the prices in Rethymnon is very high but seems like a more lively place more to see
ive seen a few books,
The Fall Of Crete (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS): Amazon.co.uk: Alan Clark: 0978030435348: Books
Crete: The Battle and the Resistance: Amazon.co.uk: Antony Beevor: 9780719568312: Books
any others i should look at guys?
Hi Martin.. I stayed in Maleme about 10 yr ago. Our hotel was the last one on the beach road (then, probably more hotels now) but the Maleme WW2 airfield was about 500m further down the beach, it was easy to get onto and was littered with things from the war, it was the main airfield the German paratroops landed on and fought a massive battle there. We found parts of JU 52s, shell casings, field equipment, vehicles etc etc stuff was everywhere!! but its probably more secure now and was also a live fire range, i only spotted the sign for that on the way out! have fun...Russ
Thanks mate sounds good. I would of been taking lots home lol
Can you go on the airfield?
Was made by the surviving German Parra troopers
I've been to Kreta several times starting with the 50. aniv commeration, but haven't been in probably 15 ys.
The Fj monument has long since been removed after it started to fall apart.
I was by myself so rented a car and then camped out around over the island. I spent some time at the US military base so did sleep in a bed occasionally.
Guess I should go back and see what/how much has changed since the last time I was there.
Have you got accomodation sorted IC?