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beautiful AND HUMBLE SETTING.... A VERY WELL KEPT AND THANKS to the staff who up keep it. iM a... read more

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Catania, Italy

A place of peace among so many activities in the surrounding area, and justifiably so. Taking a... read more

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Suda Bay War Cemetery is located approximately 5 km east from the centre of Chania (Xania). There are now 1,500 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 776 of the burials are unidentified but special...more
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Souda Bay | Simmachon, Souda, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago

beautiful AND HUMBLE SETTING.... A VERY WELL KEPT AND THANKS to the staff who up keep it. iM a VETERAN and was very heart warming ....

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place of peace among so many activities in the surrounding area, and justifiably so. Taking a slow walk through the headstones, looking at how young so many were who fought for our freedoms was a moving and sobering experience. Lest we forget.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chris W
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

We paid our respects on the 100th anniversary of the fallen but not forgotten with friends at Souda Bay War Memorial on 11th November 2018. What a beautiful well kept and peaceful place to be laid to rest and commemorated.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ann692
Reviewed 22 October 2018

A beautifully maintained Commonwealth War Cemetery - looking out over the bay. A place for quiet reflection and thanks.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ruth W
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Large well kept grassy and flowery cemetery housing many graves of UK, New Zealand, Australian (Commonwealth) soldiers. Very awesome setting. How many poor souls died for their country I dont know but read the inscriptions on the gravestones to note how young some of these...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Seasandzzz
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We stopped by here whilst on a tour, and were immediately struck by the location, so beautiful and peaceful. We didn't have much time but were saddened on reading on a lot of the gravestones just how young the war victims were. Very well tended...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is a small war cemetery, the resting place for approximately 1500 servicemen of the Allied forces. Beautifully laid out and well kept in a very peaceful location on the shore of Souda Bay. Very humbling.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

Final resting place of over 1500 servicemen of the Second World War, of whom over 750 remain unidentified.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KarinAndFilip
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

This war cemetery was included in a day trip arranged through our travel company. Sadly we were only given 15 minutes which was not enough time to pay our respects so visit was rushed. Would have liked to have written in the visitors book. It's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Audrey P
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Took the time to walk out and pay my respects. Cemetery is beautifully laid out and well kept. An appropriate resting place for many who gave their lives in defence of the island.

Date of experience: September 2018
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18 July 2018|
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Response from 777SarahB777 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Molly The Souda war cemetery is well worth the visit but it is a little isolated I am not sure if there are any local bus services you could use You could walk back to one of the beach tavernas on the main road and ask... More
12 July 2018|
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Response from John16752024 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see a taxi stand anywhere near the cemetery
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29 September 2016|
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Response from Adenann | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, haven't a clue about taxi cost. We stopped there as part of a trip to Chania by coach.