Bunker Archaeology: The WW2 bunkers of Ierapetra, Crete, by Giorgos Natsos

Bunker Archaeology, WW2, WW2 in Greece, WW2 Wrecks

By Pierre Kosmidis

Photos by Giorgos Natsos, submitted to www.ww2wrecks.com and used by permission

Ierapetra is located on the southeastern coast of the island of Crete and was under Italian occupation from 1941 to 1943 and then, when Italy capitulated, under German occupation.


Several WW2 bunkers and gun positions still exist, some of them located on the beaches, in anticipation of an Allied seaborne assault, others further mainland.

In a twist of History, some may call it ironic too, one of these bunkers is located at a position of a German-owned Super Market and thanks to the locals, it still remains to this day, as the initial plans called for its demolition.

Mr. Giorgos Natsos, shared his photos of some of these WW2 bunkers with www.ww2wrecks.com: