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WW1 100th year commemoration

We paid our respects on the 100th anniversary of the fallen but not forgotten with friends at Souda... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maleme, Greece
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A place to reflect

A beautifully maintained Commonwealth War Cemetery - looking out over the bay. A place for quiet... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Ruth W
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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 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank ann692
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

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

Thank Seasandzzz
Reviewed 4 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

Thank NorthernHeatseeker
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.

Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 29 September 2018

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

Thank KarinAndFilip
Reviewed 26 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

Thank Audrey P
Reviewed 26 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.

Thank 317callumg
Reviewed 22 September 2018

After reading reviews on Tripadvisor we took the local bus from Chania to Souda and then walked along a busy main road for about 2 kms. It was so worth the trek in very hot temperatures. There is a small building on entering the cemetery...More

Thank mr2sue
Reviewed 21 September 2018

If your not touched by the views and how peaceful this place is ,you have no heart! Whoever chose Souda as a final resting place for these brave souls couldn't have done any better! Its kept beautifully, the grass is neat and as you walk...More

Thank Denise S
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19 July 2018|
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Response from Craig R | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you get the Hop On Hop Off Bus, One of it's stops is at the War cemetery and when you are finished you just wait for the next bus. Cost for the Hop On Hop Off us is about 20 Euro,s
13 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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30 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.