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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
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
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Exploring the locations of the Battle of Crete—an important World War II battle—without a guide could leave you with only a patchy take on this pivotal event. With this tour from Chania, learn about the battle at its key sites, hearing how Nazi forces took Crete from the Allies in 1941. Visit the Maleme airfield, monuments, and cemeteries, and discover secret shelters and sites you might miss alone.
  • Uncover World War II's Battle of Crete on a day trip from Chania by minivan
  • Travel to the key sites with ease and hear tales and facts you’d miss alone
  • Visit Maleme, Galatas, war cemeteries, and sites you may otherwise overlook
  • Includes entrance fees and Chania region hotel pickup and drop-off
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All entrance fees
English speaking, local driver/escort
Snacks and bottled water per person
Pickup and drop-off from specific places of Chania Region
Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Gratuities
Nikiforou Foka 10, Str 731 00, Greece

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Episkopou Chrisanthou 37, Chania 731 32, Greece

Departure Time

9:00 AM

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Theotokopoulou 63, Chania 731 31, Greece

Departure Time

9:00 AM

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Selinou 104, Chania 731 31, Greece

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

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Nea Kidonia 731 00, Greece

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY GS TOURS CHANIA

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during WWII – The Battle of Crete Day Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by WWII – The Battle of Crete Day Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during WWII – The Battle of Crete Day Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by WWII – The Battle of Crete Day Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during WWII – The Battle of Crete Day Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by WWII – The Battle of Crete Day Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during WWII – The Battle of Crete Day Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by WWII – The Battle of Crete Day Tour.
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What is the maximum group size during WWII – The Battle of Crete Day Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by WWII – The Battle of Crete Day Tour.

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Battle of Crete
fuller49
, Oct 2019
Battle of Crete tour. This was the best day tour l have ever done. Our guide Gianni had the intricate knowledge, enthusiasm and passion ensuring a memorable and informative day. Ian Fuller (Australia)
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Getting Perspective on the Role of Crete, its Soldiers, Partisans and Commonwealth Forces in WWII
heraned2016
, Oct 2019
I would highly recommend this tour. We were a small group (3) and Yianni's (our guide/driver) knowledge of this critical period in WWII was exemplary. It helped us understand the role of Crete and Greece in WWII and the effect this had on the rest of the war. We visited Stelios' private collection of WWII memorabilia and his knowledge of that time was also amazing! We were given enough time at each stop to appreciate the sites, including visiting the German cemetery and Commonwealth Forces Cemetery in Souda. Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience! I have really been educated in a significant time in world history.
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WWII Battlefield Tour of Crete
douge708
, Jul 2019
Gianis our guide was very good. He briefed us on the history of Greece and Crete and set the stage for the WWII conflict. We visited a couple of the battle areas and two cemeteries (one allied and one German). We also got a very special visit with one of Gianis' friends who has collected military artifacts from the battlefields. My main disappointment was that it was very hard to grasp the actual flow of the three day battle. We did not get down onto the fields where the battles were fought. Instead we were high on a hill where the Allied HQ was located and we looked at maps to see how the battle flowed. I am a military / WWII buff and I had a very hard time following the action. The visits to the cemeteries was good and Gianis is a wealth of information. A very good tour but I thought with a few modifications it could be even better.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Dear Mr Douge, Thank you very much for your constructive feedback. I would like to let you know, that all the locations we visited are the real battlegrounds, the areas that the battle of Crete took place. As you noticed and mentioned above, the information is a lot and we only have 6 hours to analyze everything and provide you specific details regarding the facts of the WWII. Everywhere we went, on every spot we were standing, the battle of Crete took place in different phases. So we did go to the battlefields and we were trying to provide all the details in the best way we can. Of course we do concern everything you mentioned above since we want to improve our tour and make it better! Kind regards Ioannis
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Amazing local knowledge.
Trip62204939151
, Jun 2019
Yanni’s knowledge and enthusiasm is second to none. He loves his job and it shows in his tour. I would recommend the tour to anyone with a slight WW2 interest.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you so much for your positive feedback!!! Looking forward to meeting you again!!
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