We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

German War Cemetery

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Maleme, Crete, Greece

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 295 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 121
  • 64
    Very good
  • 16
  • 1
  • 1
Very nice

Very nice and clean, very well kept. Lovely view from a top of the hill. On the bottom there is a lovely caffe with charming lady inside. She makes great ice coffee.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 July 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark
Add Photo Write a Review

295 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 203: English reviews
Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Very nice and clean, very well kept. Lovely view from a top of the hill. On the bottom there is a lovely caffe with charming lady inside. She makes great ice coffee.

Thank zirdahh
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Not as close as the resort maps inferred but well worth the walk. Take some water!. Visited last September.

Thank Sue D
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

There is a exhibition at the base of the cemetery with British, German and Greek testimonies. Well kept grounds with good views.

Thank Wrighty263
Eastham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

A thought inducing place. Well tended grounds and very informative boards telling the story of the formation of the cemetery prepare you for the poignant vista further up the hill

Thank Mick W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We walked to the German War Cemetery as it is not far off the main road in Maleme. We were struck by the well tended graves and how many lost their lives in the 2nd World War.

Thank Anne56W
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
83 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Overseen by The German Graves Commission, the German cemetery near Maleme airport on the North coast of Crete 20 km west of Chania and one km above the village of Maleme is worth a visit. 4.465 German soldiers who lost their lives are laid to rest here most of them were paratroopers who died during the invasion of Crete in... More 

1 Thank NigePlymouth
Thessaloniki, Greece
Level Contributor
50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

It is part of the history of 2nd world war. It's easy access and you can admire the view of Maleme airport and the combat field.

Thank Vasilis A
Watford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a great place to visit, the main reception area has a display to tell you about the German landing in WW2 which is very interesting. The cemetery it self is brilliantly maintained and the view over looking the bay seems just a perfect place to lay the solders to rest with the big cross at the front. The... More 

Thank Mikie31
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

If you are staying in Crete this is a must see.Stayed here for a couple of hours looking at and reading the head stones.

Thank 49mike2014
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
107 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Superbly designed and sited cemetery, overlooking the hotly disputed Maleme airfield and the Tavronitis riverbed where so many young German paratroops were killed. This cemetery contains all the German war dead from Crete during WW2 and is a fitting monument to the futility of war. The site is beautifully maintained, it has toilets and there is a cafe/taverna nearby. There... More 

Thank Paul B

Travellers who viewed German War Cemetery also viewed

Souda, Chania Prefecture
Elafonissi, Chania Prefecture
Kissamos, Chania Prefecture

Been to German War Cemetery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of German War Cemetery and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from German War Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?