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    Hi guys, thinking of booking a holiday to Crete, Maleme for me and the wife, as a break and to see the WW2 sites
    i know there's the German War cemetery and allied would like to see both, is there any tours around there to go on?

    also where els is there to look at? any good books on the Battle

    ive seen a few threads on here,
    the place looks nice and is quite cheap, any advice about traveling there

    Thanks in Advance Martin

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    I went a few years ago and stayed in Rethymnon. Maybe hire a car and drive down to Hóra Sfakíon, that's where the majority of Allied soldiers were evacuated, its a stunning drive through the foothills of the White Mountains and down onto the Libyan sea coast, stunning views

    Cheers

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    The best book on the battle, by Jean-Yves Nasse, one specialist about FJ troops.
    Many pictures, in French and English.
    Crète 1941 : les parachutistes allemands en Crète - Livre Histoire - Cultura

    If you gon google warrelics crete, you have many informations
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    There is a small museum with many rusted items, not for a woman!

    I remember I visited a German Cemetery with a group of women, after, they asked me : How many cemeteries to see now?
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    Hi yeah that sounds good is there anything to see at Hóra Sfakíon, is there any tours you can go on?

    cant find a english copy of the book, yeah i seen that thread looks nice

    haha that woman for you lol i plan on staying in Maleme so will be quite a few visits to the German Cemetery.

    also who made the German cemetery, was it the dead Germans who fell at the battel?
    who made the allied cemetery? did the germans make it or was it made after the war?

    Thanks

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    any other good books?

    also is Maleme the best resort to stay at around there?

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    I prefer Heraklion, old town(Fortress).
    https://www.afterthebattle.com/store...roller=product


    Pallud is an other French man, there is an other book, but only in French by my Friend Jean-Louis Robba, Les Allemands en Egée.
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    I would go to Rethymnon. Nice hotels, nice beach,lots going on, was also one of the areas where the FJ landed. Maleme is only a little place in the middle of nowhere really. Rethymnon is only a short drive up the coast from Maleme

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    I made a mistake, it's Rethymnon, of course !
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    Quote by lebus12 View Post
    I made a mistake, it's Rethymnon, of course !
    I never went to Heraklion but I thought Rethymnon was nice, plus its not far from Maleme

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