Allied War Cemetery

Hania Province

This striking war memorial with white crosses against a backdrop of Souda Bay holds the graves of 1500 Commonwealth soldiers who died during WWI and, in particular, WWII. Battle of Crete ceremonies take place here on the anniversary week in May each year.

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Nearby Hania Province attractions

2. Historical Museum & Archives

2.05 MILES

The Historical Museum & Archives of Hania, about a 1.5km walk southeast of the old harbour, traces Crete’s war-torn history with a series of exhibits…

3. Greek National Football Museum

2.45 MILES

This tiny museum might look like a shop, but it's actually crammed with more than 2000 items of soccer memorabilia. Run by Nikos, the passionate president…

4. Church of Agios Nikolaos

2.46 MILES

One of Hania’s most intriguing buildings is this Venetian-era church with both a bell tower and a double-balconied minaret – the latter replaced a second…

5. Ahmet Aga Minaret

2.48 MILES

Soaring above the rooftops of the charismatic Splantzia quarter, the Ahmet Aga Minaret is one of Hania’s two remaining minarets from the Ottoman era.

7. Church of San Rocco


This 17th-century Venetian church was probably built following an outbreak of plague and was turned into a military guardhouse under the Turks. Restored…

8. Ancient Kydonia

2.61 MILES

The discovery of clay tablets with Linear B script during ongoing excavations on Kastelli Hill to the east of the Venetian Harbour has led archaeologists…