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MALEME (CHANIA)

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Maleme is 16 km from Chania and belongs administratively to the municipality of Platanias Chania. Maleme was the landing point of German paratroopers invaded Crete in 1941, at the start of the Battle of Crete (Operation Mercury - Operation Mercury) during Second World War. The paratroopers seized the airport was out of town, which allowed to airlift the necessary aid for the conquest of the island. The German paratroopers who lost their lives during the battle of Maleme are buried in the German cemetery on the hill above Maleme. Outside Maleme, near the bridge of Tauronitis, is also a monument to the fallen of the RAF airmen who were killed in battle. Maleme discovered vaulted tomb of Late Minoan period.

MALEME (CHANIA)
MALEME (CHANIA) map