We came to the Commonwealth War Graves (CWG) Cemetery at Souda Bay before heading for the German Cemetary at Maleme. There were quite a few contrasts.
The driving directions on the CWG website were very poor; they assumed you were coming from the centre of Chania, with no description if you were coming from the east as we were. In contrast, the directions for the German Cemetery were very clear.
The CWG didn't have much by way of information, the German one had plenty of information in 3 languages (German, Greek, English). It would be nice if the CWG could spend some money on a little more information to be displayed
There is parking for about 6 cars; whereas the German Cemetery had space for a dozen tour buses as well as 30 cars.
The CWG didn't have any public toilet facilities (whereas the German Cemetery did).
The layout is excellent because of the variety of flowers between each gravestone; it isn't all the same.
Whilst we were there 2 local ladies arrived to tidy up the flowers.
There was 1 other couple visiting, and when I went to talk with them I realised they were probably German.
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