Allied War Cemetery

Souda Bay

Souda Bay War Cemetery
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At Vlites position, by Souda port, in a beautifully landscaped scenery, there is the Souda Bay War Cemetery, where ceremonies take place every year in memory of the victims of the Second World War. Throughout the year, many visitors, mainly Australians and New Zealanders, visit this place.

The cemetery was built and maintained by the Commonwealth Committee on military Graves and was founded after the war to include the graves of all soldiers of the Commonwealth who died in Crete. The architect was Louis De Soissons. The 1527 burials in the cemetery are from UK (862 soldiers), Canada (5), Australia (197), New Zealand (446), South Africa (9), India (1), Others (7).

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Peak Period: Modern Greek (1913-Today)
  • Accessibility: Bus services, Paved road

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