i love the menu and fantastic taste!.. the location is amazing too..into the nature enjoyng greek goodies.
If you are lucky enough to visit this site in the off season, you will have it pretty much to yourself and you can wander around and marvel at the historical importance of Aptera in Cretan history. Enjoy lunch at the small tavernas in the village, with amazing views.
Well worth a wander. To see what was once a roman city, with the most amazing view over Souda Bay, and all for free, cannot be missed if you have any interest in "ruin". The giant cisterns have to be stood in to be believed, bigger than a cathederal, awe inspiring. Down to the village of Aptera and the taverena... More
Breathtaking view from the top of Souda Bay. Only 20 minutes from Chania Old Town. Renting a car in Old Town is very cheap. We used Kriti-Plus firstname.lastname@example.org
When I planned on visiting Aptera I expected the usual heavily restricted walk around an archaeological site, to my surprise this wasn't the case. Whilst there were of course still some restrictions as to where you could walk there was much more freedom, allowing you to get really close to the remains of the buildings. It's one thing to study... More
Our last day in the Chania region and we were tired of driving the strenuous roads up in the hills. This site had short mention in our Lonely Planet guide but it looked like an easy drive. It was, and it turned out to be an amazing site with a thousand years of history that is very accessible. You feel... More
A very interesting and unique site that has plenty of interesting features. However, as it seems with most ancient sites on this part of Crete, it could be displayed and organised in a way that would make the overall visit more informative. I personally used the information provided in the Rough Guide to provide information on the site rather than... More
First visited Aptera in 1996 after finding it purely by accident when much of the site was very overgrown and actually quite dangerous-wasn't managed very well at all at that time. Have made periodic returns since and it is nice to see it has been tidied up and presented to a fairly decent standard without losing its atmosphere, the Monastery... More
We were staying in Almyrida and could see the fort on top on the hill overlooking Souda Bay, last year the hill in front of it caught fire and we always wondered what was up there. It was not until this year that we found out what was there after talking to someone in a Taverna one evening, we then... More
While this attraction is not as touristed as many others nearby, it is still worth a visit! Directions: Take the National Highway into the Souda Bay area between Chania and Rethymno, where you will need to follow the sign for Aptera (around 12 km from the Chania area). The road will wind up into the hill and take you into... More
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