German War Cemetery

This hardly falls under the heading of an "attraction", but the German War Cemetery overlooking Maleme Airfield is worth visiting as it is inexorably linked to The Battle of Crete which commenced on 20 May 1941 with the first ever airborne invasion of a foreign land.
The young German parachuters initially suffered terrible casualties under the hands of Cretans lying in wait in the olive groves surrounding The Mill, but as a result of miss communication between the Allied Commanders, the airfield at Maleme was lost to the Germans on the second day of the battle.
4,465 German troops are buried at Maleme.
(The British and Commonwealth War Cemetery is at Suda Bay).