This airfield has been a theater of heavy fighting during the Battle of Crete. The Germans knew having the airfield in hands was crucial to win the Battle of Crete. Therefore, the Germans attacked the airfield of Maleme on the 20 May 1941. But they hadnít the airfield in hands until 1 day later. The 5th Mountain Division landed at the airfield. But when the planes landed, the allies bombed the airfield. The airfield was covered with wrecks of airplanes. After 23 May 1941 the battle has been decided and after 8 days the battle of Crete has been won by the Germans.
Note: It''s possible that there are military exercises at the airfield, so look out.
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