80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete – The Battle for Heraklion

80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete

20 May – 1 June 1941

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Crete, the Municipality of Heraklion in co-organization with the Region of Crete and the Historical Museum of Crete, held an exhibition of documents and memoirs from the Battle of Crete (May 15 – June 27, 2021) in Saint Mark’s Basilica.

The exhibition focused on the historical events related to the Battle for Heraklion, up to the day of the occupation of the city by the Germans (June 1, 1941). The exhibition included historical relics, such as rare uniforms, kits, armaments and individual items of the soldiers of the conflicting forces, the Greeks and allies who had taken over the defense of the island and the Germans who attacked on May 20, 1941.

The “Invisible Museum” platform was used to develop a virtual tour of the digital version of the exhibition on the Battle of Crete which you can see at https://battleforheraklion1941.gr/