Events held in the city of Hania marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Crete heightened at the historic airport of Maleme on Sunday evening.
The ceremony included a religious service at the memorial of the fallen, the laying of wreaths and speeches by Alternate Defence Minister Panos Beglitis,who represented the government, the vice regional governor of Hania Apostolos Voulgarakis and the mayor of Platanias Yiannis Malandrakis.

The Alternate Defence minister referred in his address to the events of that period and to the joint effort made at the time by the Greeks and the allies.