78th Commemoration of Battle of Crete – Programme 17th – 21st May

PROGRAMME OF MAIN EVENTS in commemoration of the BATTLE of CRETE in English and Greek:

17th – 21st May



17 Μαΐου / May


18 Μαΐου / May


19 Μαΐου / May


20 Μαΐου / May


21 Μαΐου / May









11:00  Εκδήλωση 5ηςΤΑΞΠΖ – Κολυμπάρι:

Μνημείο Ευελπίδων

Vth Cretan Division – Kolymbari: Army Cadets Memorial





























18:00: Εκδήλωση Δήμου Χανίων – Λιμανάκι Νέας Χώρας: Μνημείο Πεσόντων Κατοίκων /Municipality of Chania – Harbour of Nea Xora (small harbour of Chania): Memorial to the Fallen Inhabitants






10:00: Ιερά ΜητρόποληΕπίσημη Δοξολογία / Metropolitan Church– Official doxology




11:00: Φρούριο Φιρκά  –

Επίσημη Έπαρση Σημαιών / Firka Fortress (Maritime Museum)  –

Official flag hoisting (Maritime Museum)








13:30: Γερμανικό Νεκροταφείο / German Cemetery




17:00: Συμμαχικό Νεκροταφείο, Σούδα / Allied War Cemetery – Souda Bay







19:30: Εκδήλωση Δήμου Χανίων – Γαλατά:Μνημείο Έλληνο-Νεοζηλανδών /

Municipality of Chania – Galatas, Greek-New Zealand Memorial


10:00: Εκδήλωση ΔήμουΠλατανιάΑλικιανός: Μνημείο Κερίτη / Municipality of Platanias – Alikianos: Keriti Memorial









12:30: Εκδήλωση Δήμου Χανίων – Μνημείο Πεσόντων ANZAC / 42ηοδό Τσικαλαριών / Municipality of Chania – ANZAC Memorial on 42ndTsikalaria St.











18:30: Τελετή Λήξης – Αεροδρόμιο Μάλεμε:

Μνημείο Μάχης Κρήτης / Closing Ceremony – Maleme Airport – Battle ofCrete Memorial







Source: Municipality PlataniasBattle of Crete Commemorations


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