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Address: Aptera, Chania Town, Crete, Greece

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continue after aptera to the villages around kyriakoselia is one of the oldest church more 1000 years old and go for swimming at almirida.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Galatás, Khania, Greece
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Galatás, Khania, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

continue after aptera to the villages around kyriakoselia is one of the oldest church more 1000 years old and go for swimming at almirida.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Just a short drive from Chania city, 15 minutes, Attraction does not have drinks or snacks on site, so bring your own basket. Very scenic views of the valley and the port entrance area, and much historical for the Roman era of fortresses and building layouts

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Maybe it just a matter of expectations built on previous reviews ,but I found this site pretty boring. Crete has other gems in its territory.

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horebeke belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

if you are in the apokoronas, don't mis this. huge roman cisterns, stunning vieuw and don't forget a visit in the fort.

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Chania, Greece
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Closed on the day of the week we chose to go, so check their web site. We still got to walk around and experience the atmosphere. Pretty cool place. Kind of a drive and nothing around to eat or drink, so bring snacks.

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We made a brief stop at Aptera overlooking the bay of Souda. This is the site of centuries of human use, layer upon layer of civilizations. There is not a lot to see in terms of buildings or human relics (there is a castle of sorts and other ancient bits and pieces) but the view from the summit is breathtaking... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Learnt so much about the history of Crete. Site was untouched and easy to walk round. closed Mondays

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Brighton
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

An excellent place just to wander round, a site that spans over 2000 years of history. You can wander through an old bathhouse and paths where pieces of ancient pillars and structures dot the dusty landscape. The Roman water store is epic, a vast, pillared, mostly subterranean chamber. The renaissance and later era buildings are mainly intact. Just up the... More 

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Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

amazing views of surrounding scenery and the sea around Suda bay, like much of Kreta, the island offers combination of mountain and sea places.

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

They did a lot of restauration but more need to be done. Fantastic views over the valley and if you are prepared to climb a lot, you find more.

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