Visitors can choose either the whole tour or part of it, to experience the true history of the unique aerial invasion and the defence of the island by Greek and Commonwealth soldiers and the local population. On the proposed tours, we visit the areas of operation, parachutist landing and defence zones, and lines of retreat and evacuation.
We provide an introduction to the activities of the Special Services (S.A.S., S.B.S.) and the Allied Secret Services on the island, arrivals and departures of agents, visit to wireless transmitter sites, R.A.F. supply drop zones and guerilla operation areas. Visit to the Commonwealth War Cemetery, the German War Cemetery and local War Memorials.
Discover unknown details of the daring plan to abduct the German General Kreipe, from the abduction site, following his route across Mt. Psiloritis accompanied by the abductors, to his departure to Mersa Matruh, Egypt.
Visit a historic farmhouse in the suburbs of Heraklion, where S.O.E. agents systematically took refuge, and which is now an exhibition area for unique genuine artifacts of the war period.
Original contemporary photographs and objects are exhibited as part of each tour.