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War Shelter of Platanias

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
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A very basic place to make a quick 1hr visit. Quite a few artefacts on show and the place has no... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Harrow, United Kingdom
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Amazing example of Cretan life at War

The shelter consists of a set of tunnels dug out of the soft rock, under German supervision during... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David B
county durham
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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
+30 693 241 7259
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All reviews run by volunteers cretan history old village forced labour hidden treasure interesting place anti aircraft recent history tunnel system tunnels dug free entry local man min walk great place to visit main street donation box excellent museum
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very basic place to make a quick 1hr visit. Quite a few artefacts on show and the place has no much amenities in there as it’s being run by volunteers with no entry fees but you can always leave a donation. Kids (5&11year old)...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The shelter consists of a set of tunnels dug out of the soft rock, under German supervision during World War 11. Run entirely by volunteers they have pulled together many bits of ephemera left behind. Including weapons and some fantastic photographs, many from the German...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For some time we've promised our little boy a visit to the war museum of the famous Battle of Crete in 1941. Located inside an all bomb shelter made up of hardened tunnels, the museum features a wealth of information about one of World War...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A young museum maintained by volunteers. It documents the local Cretan resistance during World War II and the moving tale of the Battle of Crete (Maleme - Operation Mercury). If you take your time to view the documentary and to read all the photo captions...More

Thank Mihaela L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and moving experience on the Cretan occupation by Germany in WW2. Lots of 1940s exhibits on show and a video account of the occupation and subsequent liberation of the island.

Thank Chiliclub
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. Well worth a visit, it is free to get in with a donantion box, which you should forget to put a few coins into. All the stuff there is real and authentic from WW2. All stuff is there in the open to get up...More

Thank Gary187
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Almost hidden away at the top of a hill, this war shelter is a definite must-visit. It’s free entry (although there is a donation box), and run by volunteers. An old German war shelter built during the occupation, it is full of fascinating history and...More

Thank ChrisH11055
Reviewed 9 September 2018

On top of the hill underneath the church. The museum might be difficult to find as it is basically a set of tunnels. It is only a 5-10 min walk uphill from Main Street. Free to visit but don't forget to leave a donation.

Thank Kristjana D
Reviewed 8 September 2018

This has to be seen. Pictures and original uniforms, guns and materials from the time. Some of the most heroic people ever who stopped at nothing to defend their way of life, values and community from an invading force of evil.

Thank t3raveller3
Reviewed 5 September 2018

tunnels under the church at village. Kept by volunteers. Photos of german soldiers with parachutes. Interesting to walk inside

Thank aliver677
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