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War Shelter of Platanias

| below the Church of St Dimitrios, Platanias, Crete 343 00, Greece
+30 693 241 7259
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WW2 monument

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

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Nelma118
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Rome, Italy
Interesting little find

WW2 war shelter, worth the 5 to 10 min walk up hill to get there,small but interesting,gives you an... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Barry G
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
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| below the Church of St Dimitrios, Platanias, Crete 343 00, Greece
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"run by volunteers"
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"old village"
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"cretan history"
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"german occupation"
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"forced labour"
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"hidden treasure"
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"interesting place"
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"anti aircraft"
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"recent history"
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"tunnel system"
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"great place to visit"
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"excellent museum"
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"free entry"
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"underground bunker"
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"local museum"
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Why is this place not advertised as it is the most interesting place in plantains. It is hidden in the old town not very well advertised in fact we had to ask how to get there, on the way to it there are some back...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Quite hard to find as not well signposted from the main road. Easy parking near the church where there are good views over the bay.No fee just a box for donations & an enthusiastic volunteer at the entrance who gives out brochures & information. Was...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth the walk up the hill to the old village overlooking the beach resort of Platanias A very moving and poignant experience of how the Cretan people resisted the horrors of war I hope people check the limited opening times before they make the...More

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kyriakos l, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at War Shelter of Platanias, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Τhankyou for your nice review and especialy about the opening hours as we are a small group of volunteers and the fact that we managed to be open in the mornings this summer was not so easy as we all have very little free time...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Amazing underground bunker and museum artifacts from the Battle of Crete. It's a sad story but one we need to know about. The German occupation of Crete is well deomstrated. Good for kids and adults.

Thank Sally G
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kyriakos l, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at War Shelter of Platanias, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for your comments and your visit to our museum

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

A museum dedicated to thePeople if Crete and the Allies duting World War II. Developed by a group of enthusiastic volunteers over the past four years, the tunnels were hacked out of the rock by forced labour during the Nazi occupation of Crete. During the...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Run by a team of local enthusiasts, this museum is situated in tunnels dug by slave labour during WWII under the church at the top of the old town. Interesting exhibits and memorabilia including an impressive anti-aircraft gun and a naval torpedo tube. Still under...More

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kyriakos l, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at War Shelter of Platanias, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for the visit and the coments for our museum

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

I was quite moved by learning that this was the area where the New Zealanders were stationed during World War II. My grandfather fought during the Battle of Crete. When I told the museum guide this he was thrilled to talk to me further about...More

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kyriakos l, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at War Shelter of Platanias, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your visit .We will never forget the newzealanders

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