Fallschirmjäger memorial

After the German parachuting troops under severe losses in May 1941, conquered Crete, a memorial was built close to the city of Chania to commemorate the estimated 6500 fallen Germans.

The memorial was built on a small hill east of Chania and consisted of a rock dung with a diving eagle on top made of concrete. A stone stairway led from the highway and up to the top and a blackboard on the bust honored the fallen.

After the war, the memorial was allowed to remain untouched and only during a storm in 2001 the eagles broke down.

In recent years, tablets and inscriptions have been exposed to vandalism.