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A must-see in Platanias

A fascinating and poignant museum set inside the network of tunnels that the locals were forced to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steetsie
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Amazing insight into WW2 and the hardships of the war. Well worth a visit. Crete has so much history

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bruce T
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Local world war 2 musuem focused on the historical events that occured during the battle of Crete and more. Please note that the museum is now closed for the winter period but can be opened for groups by appointment.
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| below the Church of St Dimitrios, Platanias, Crete 343 00, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating and poignant museum set inside the network of tunnels that the locals were forced to dig by the Nazis. So many interesting artefacts. The views from the top are spectacular too.

Thank Steetsie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing insight into WW2 and the hardships of the war. Well worth a visit. Crete has so much history

Thank Bruce T
kyriakos l, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at War Shelter of Platanias, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your coment

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

The museum might be a but difficult to find as it is basically a set of tunnels. Also if you're not with a car, it's a bit of a climb, on top of the hill next to the church. There's a convenient parking lot next...More

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k-lourandaki, Manager at War Shelter of Platanias, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thankyou for your visit

Reviewed 16 June 2018

Run by local man these iunderground tunnels dug by forced local labour in World War one.Remains of guns, tanks etc and full of photos of inhabitants of the area during the occupation of Crete,a very moving and well detailed exhibition..Underneath the church and near restaurants...More

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k-lourandaki, Manager at War Shelter of Platanias, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thankyou for your visit and your kind words.

Reviewed 31 May 2018

If staying in again marina or plantanias just hop in a taxi to here then walk back go in the morning whilst it's cool . Some interesting artefacts and photos mostly donated by local families. Free to enter give a donation in the box on...More

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k-lourandaki, Manager at War Shelter of Platanias, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thankyou for your visit and your kind words.

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

So sad to see, yet see it you must to understand the Cretan people’s psyche and strength. I applaud the volunteers who keep this going for future generations to learn about the suffering endured. It is only a 10 min walk uphill from Main Street....More

Thank Kathy W
k-lourandaki, Manager at War Shelter of Platanias, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thankyou for your visit.

Reviewed 3 May 2018

OK, I admit, the actual tunnels were closed at the time of day we visited but its worth the short walk up the hill to see the quiet area and see the written descriptions written down outside of the tunnel. and of course the tree...More

Thank Paul0660
kyriakos l, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at War Shelter of Platanias, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your coment come back to see inside

Reviewed 23 January 2018

An extraordinary chance to look straight into history. Items and photos from WW2. Good for all ages. Good museum.

Thank Nelma118
kyriakos l, Γενικός Διευθυντής at War Shelter of Platanias, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thankyou for your kind words we are happy you enjoyed our musrum.

Reviewed 16 November 2017

WW2 war shelter, worth the 5 to 10 min walk up hill to get there,small but interesting,gives you an idea of what went on.

Thank Barry G
kyriakos l, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at War Shelter of Platanias, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thank you for the visit and the commends

Reviewed 12 November 2017

A bit of the history of the Second World War in the beach town has diversified our stay. There is a great deal of devotion to the owners and the commitment of the owners to the maintenance of the facility. Interesting stories and interesting place...More

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