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“Sombre”

Souda Bay War Cemetery
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Souda
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 memorials commemorate a number of casualties believed to be buried among them. The cemetery also contains 19 First World War burials brought in from Suda Bay Consular Cemetery, 1 being unidentified. There are also 7 burials of other nationalities and 37 non-war burials.
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Went to this and the German cemetery. A very sombre place but an excellent setting, well kept and an excellent location, All troops were buried here after the war relocated from several sites around the island.

Thank Matt C
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

What a fantastic place to honour these men from world war 2 . Beautiful peaceful and very well kept. The views are stunning. Very moving.

Thank Lynne M
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth the walk from the cruise port to see this immaculately kept cemetery.
So many unknown young people buried here.
A place of peace and tranquility in a beautiful bay.

1  Thank JaR1983
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Stopped here on the way back to the airport. Beautifully well kept as was the German cemetery at Maleme, both had gardeners working on the days we visited. Set at the end of Soura bay next to the sea with mountains around fitting place for so many young men. Poignant touch was that full aircrews that died together were buried along side each other with no space between headstones. Also found the grave of a German soldier who was originally identified as British but not moved when his true identity was found.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Very moving cemetery. Beautiful views. Difficult to find because our sat nav kept losing signal and there were no signs till the last two junctions (about 200m from the cemetery)....

Thank bsmallwo
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