• Duration: 6 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
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Description

We start our tour by learning about the 1940’s Greek-Italian war and its significance as starting point for operation Mercury and the battle of Crete. 

Explore the actual WWII battleground and how it affected life on the island as much as it did the world. A tour around the battleground and detailed descriptions and maps give the visitors an idea of how it unfolded during those 12 days of May 1941.  

We visit the German war cemetery in Maleme, where German paratroopers were laid to rest in peace, overlooking the battleground.  

A few kilometers to the east, at Souda Bay, we pay homage to the Allied troops who died valiantly, fighting alongside the locals. A perfect way to appreciate the sacrifice of the locals and foreigners, who fought to keep our country free.  

Please note: This tour includes pick up and drop off service. You can select your hotel from the list or select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and write the name and address of your hotel in the relevant field during the booking process. Please make sure to check out the "Important information" section for further information about pick up places and times.

Itinerary

Visit the Maleme airfield from above and Tavronitis historical bridge

Discover the battle of Galatas

War monuments around the area of the battle

Explore the WWII exhibitions in small museums and secret shelters

Visit the German and Allies war cemeteries

Analytic details about the historical battle of Crete

What's included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • English speaking, local guide.
  • All entrance fees.
  • Liability insurance.
  • Certified services with ISO:9001.
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan.
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges.
  • Small-group tour. 

What's excluded

  • Gratuities (optional).
  • Personal expenses.

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Appropriate clothing according to weather conditions.
  • Money for personal expenses.
  • Anything that might be useful to you.

Important information

  • Important Note: This tour includes hotel pick up – drop off service for accessible by cars hotels only (many streets of the old town and the harbour of Chania have limited vehicle access) in the region of Chania. Clients that are staying in the old town and the Venetian harbour have to meet us in the suitable meeting points (3-5 minutes average walking distance from most of the hotels). The meeting times scheduled according to the hotels’ locations. The pick-up will be from the clients’ hotel (if accessible) on this specific time.
  • Please note: If you want to be picked up from Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis you will have to select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and inform us about your hotel name and address.
  • If you have any questions about the pick up points and times, please do not hesitate to contact us!
  • Our fleet will be fully cleaned and sanitized after each transfer and trip.
  • Mandatory use of masks and gloves for drivers and escorts during transfers and tours.
  • Hand sanitizers antiseptic will be provided during clients’ embarkation.
  • Clients are obliged to use masks during their stay on the bus. (Masks & gloves will be provided from the company).
  • The company is going to use only the 65%of capacity of each mean of transport (for buses more than 9 seats).
  • Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. You can select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and write the name and address of your hotel in the relevant field during the booking process.
  • PICK UP TIMES:
  • 09:00 am Kriti hotel (For hotels around Koum Kapi neighbourhood, East old town and Chania city centre).
  • 09:10 am GS Tours offices (For hotels around East and Central old town/harbour, Chania city centre).
  • 09:20 am Talos Square – Hand fountain (For hotels around West old town and harbour, East Nea Chora).
  • 09:25 am Sunny Rent Car (For hotels in Nea Chora).
  • 09:40 am Xenios Dias and Golden Beach central parking (For hotels around the Golden Beach and Agioi Apostoloi).
  • 10:00 am Hotels of Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • EDUCATIONAL TOUR
  • CITY BREAK
  • CITY TOURS
  • WALKING TOUR

Guided Language

  • English

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