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Address: Aptera, Chania Town, Crete, Greece

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when you visit Crete you should visit thia amazing place! It is in the best location and the view of Souda Bay is breathless!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Kalyves, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

when you visit Crete you should visit thia amazing place! It is in the best location and the view of Souda Bay is breathless!!

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Rauma, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We came across this by accident but it was interesting to walk around. We discovered some nice views nearby as well.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great views that overlook the Souda Bay area. Not a far drive from the main road, only a 5 minute drive along narrow roads to the top plateau area. Not much for amenities if you are looking for tourist convenience.

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Chania Town, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Aptera is not open on Mondays but we were not aware of this before making the trip there so came away intrigued but disappointed with the promise unfulfilled. It looks fantastic from the outside

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La Salle, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

After driving for a couple of hours , we decided to take a break. Found this little jewel up a winding road with spectacular views of the surrounding area. The theater wasn't open when we visited , the ruins are in the open so you just walk from place to place. Would have been nice to have an audio guide.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

just before you reach Chania, there is a small road that winds its way up the hill and up towards the ancient site of Aptera. There is much to see here, and the site is layed out over the hill with great views of the sea below. The ancient theater was closed when we were here, but everything else was... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We have been to Aptera many times over the last 6 years and it never ceases to amaze me . We always see something new and depending on budget they are still excavating. We just love the peace and quiet of the area . Go in the morning but not on a monday as its shut as it gets very... More 

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Comrie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A little bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort. In any other country this would be a World Heritage site. Amazing access to some well preserved ancient buildings - especially the Roman remains - in a stunning location. Main criticism would be the need for more extensive information about individual structures.

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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

the whole area is impressive !!! I likes a lot the very old and in good contition buildings !! I did like also that there was a person who explain to everyone what is that place !!

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Chania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Fantastic place with an amazing view. I've taken lots of people there and they all love it. There is a very old cistern, about 2000 years. Also an old amphitheater, which unfortunately has had lots of stones removed, but you can still see it. I love the old columns that must have been a stunning house or temple. You need... More 

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Address: Address: Aptera, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town

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