The 79th anniversary of the Battle of Crete – Tribute tour of “CCC”

Today, 79 years from the Battle of Crete, humanity is experiencing an unprecedented situation in the sector of health. This is the reason that the Greek government canceled all the commemoration events of the 79th anniversary in Crete. People all over the world didn’t allowed to travel in order to honour those whom we owe […]

The interesting, anecdotal story of private Roy East

One of the reasons I love what I’m doing is because I have the chance to meet interesting people, interact and share unique stories. When I tour with descendants of the battle’s fighters is my favorite! Today, after our long e-mail conversation I met Jan from Australia. A lovely woman who wanted to follow the […]

Battle of Crete Commemorations 2019 – Official Full Schedule

It is 78 years since the May 20th 1941, when the largest airborn invasion in world’s history took place in the island of Crete! We are honouring annually the memory of all the soldiers and civilians who sacrificed their lives during the epic battle and we are welcoming in Crete all these people who want […]

Battle of Crete Commemorations 2019 – Souda bay war cemetary

On 20 May 2019, to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Crete, families of veterans from the UK and the countries of the Commonwealth will join descendants of Cretan comrades to lay wreaths at the annual service of commemoration of the Battle of Crete at the Commonwealth War Graves cemetery at Souda Bay, […]

Visiting the Black Watch museum in Scotland

During my trip to Scotland, last week, I had the chance to visit the Black Watch museum in Perth, an incredible location on our way from Edinburgh to Inverness. The Black Watch museum is inside Balhousie castle, a spectacular building with a wonderful park outside. Balhousie Castle sits on the edge of the North Inch […]

German Airpower

The battle of Crete can be broken down into 3 separate elements. Land, Sea & Air. Looking at each element in it’s own right helps us to understand where the battle was won & lost. German intelligence greatly underestimated the number of allied troops on Crete. They predicted about 5000-15,000 when the true number was […]

WWII – The Battle of Crete Combo Tour

Important note *The following itinerary is describing basic and general information to safeguard the schedule and the copyrights. If you wish to know more about the analytic schedule please feel free to contact us via e-mail ( or telephone (+302821043243). Introduction On May 20th 1941, world’s history changed forever. The battle of Crete, or “operation […]

The first day of the Battle of Crete – May 20th 1941

May 20th 1941: The German invasion begins On 20 May 1941 the Germans activated the operation “Mercury”. Landing among or near concealed the allies defensive positions, the paratroops and the glider’s staff suffered extremely heavy casualties. Survivors of the battle managed to establish a foothold on the island, but at the end of the first […]

The history of the Battle of Crete – A quick overview

Early in the morning bombers are hitting the island hard for hours! And then silence… Suddenly the sky is full of multi-color parachutes. Soldiers looked like puppets! The people of Crete and its defenders could not believe that this is true! It was 20th of May 1941. This was the start of what is known […]

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