Our tour will start from the beginning of the WWII and how the greatest war that world have ever seen, affected East-South Europe, Greece and Crete. We will analyze the operation “Marita”, the glorious Greek-Italian war of 1940 and under what circumstances the operation “Mercury” began. The battle of Crete was one of the most important war theatres in WWII and the resistance played a very important role to revive the allied troops morale around the world.
In this tour you will have the chance to see the key-locations of the battle of Crete. A few kilometers from Chania, is Maleme, Tavronitis and Galatas where we start. We will analyze the battle and there will be detailed schedule for the rest of our day. Some of the locations we will visit are the German and Allies war cemeteries, high spots to have panoramic views and understand everything about the battle on a live map, secret shelters and monuments.
The general historical facts of the battle of Crete are known. Together we will discover the original details and the unknown stories behind the scenes. You will have the chance to tour around the places where heroism and hope was a life goal for the Cretan partisans and the Greek , British, Australian and New Zeeland troops. The battle of Crete changed the world in many different ways. Join us and explore the legendary and glorious WWII history of Crete.
What is included in this tour
Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- English speaking, local driver/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
Whats not included in this tour.
Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
- Gratuities (optional)
1-3 people: Upon Request
4 people and more: Every Day Available
Departures from Chania
-If a tour is cancelled due to few participants or bad weather conditions, the company will refund 100% of made payments.
Children up to 6 years old – Free