We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kandanos War Memorial

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Review Highlights
Emotional experience

We visited this during our short stay at the village and it certainly was an emotional experience... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Evan K
Leyland, United Kingdom

Remembering crimes, help not happen again. Never forget. Memorial plaques say to the new... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Athens, Attiki, Greece
Read all 27 reviews
All photos (14)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
10 Oct 2018
“Emotional experience”
9 Aug 2018
Open Now
Hours Today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
See all hours
Market place, Kandanos, Crete 730 04, Greece
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Kandanos
from US$31.40
More Info
from US$60.40
More Info
Reviews (27)
Filter reviews
12 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 12 reviews
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We visited this during our short stay at the village and it certainly was an emotional experience and it graphically demonstrated the violence of the war and the unimaginable terror the people suffered there. At the same time, when you look around you, you can...More

Thank Evan K
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Remembering crimes, help not happen again. Never forget. Memorial plaques say to the new generation, actions of the past. Never again

Thank Sarantos_Chal
Reviewed August 9, 2018

A small sleepy town which I enjoyed visiting if only to see that the locals were getting on with life happily after the atrocities inflicted upon the village during ww2

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

People, never forget what happened to Kandanos. We shall not forget. We will never forgive. Kandanos still stands and one day the people will take revenge.

Thank Orestis N
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

On 03JUN41 180 residents of the town were murdered by Nazi Soldiers. Important to remember what can happen when we allow racial hatred to spread.

1  Thank imurderedmypuppy
Reviewed June 1, 2016

We saw and read the war memorials listing the local people killed fighting the Germans and Italians, we saw the village built since the war, watched children now playing peacefully in the square. We also saw the notice at the waterworks and built by Germans...More

Thank Tattieratty
Reviewed April 12, 2016

A monument in the center of the village built in harmony with the environment. It presents copies of the 3 plates left by the Germans after being burned Kantanos on 06/03/1941. The displayed was marble and two wooden. From the original preserved marble and a...More

Thank antonakakp
Reviewed June 7, 2015

Small but very moving plaques (replicas of the original) remembering the massacre and destruction of the entire town by Germans on 3 June 1941 in reprisal for the death of 25 of their soldiers.

2  Thank Charles M
Reviewed May 6, 2015

This village was burned by the Nazis as retribution for 25 paratroopers being killed by Partisans in 1941. It is now a thriving small town.

1  Thank jfmwdig
Reviewed March 25, 2015

Kandanos tells us how horrible war can be. Local heroes fighted - first with succes - against the germans in 1941, and as revenge the germans murdered a lot of inhabitats and destroyed the town. Take a stop in Kandanos, and let your thoughts go...More

3  Thank LN1946
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,539 nearby hotels
Libyan Princess
295 reviews
7.97 km away
Hotel Aghas
23 reviews
8.14 km away
Hotel Glaros
150 reviews
8.18 km away
Hotel Poseidon
42 reviews
8.31 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,319 nearby restaurants
84 reviews
3.77 km away
Kafeneio sto Scholeio
439 reviews
5.39 km away
I Platia
163 reviews
3.78 km away
O Platanos
31 reviews
3.85 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,809 nearby attractions
Gialiskari beach
292 reviews
6.91 km away
The Olive Tree Pharmacy & Shop
7 reviews
9.99 km away
Agia Irini Gorge
199 reviews
11.41 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kandanos War Memorial staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines