Road Trip Day #1: Anogia in World War II
The village of Anogia, where we stayed on the first night of our Cretan road trip, suffered badly under the German occupation of Crete during the Second World War.
It was known as a centre of resistence, and suspected of harbouring allied troops and of involvment in the daring kidnapping of General Kreipe.
As a result, on the 15th August 1944, German troops massacred all of the men of the village.
There is a memorial to the Cretan heroes in the main square of the lower village.