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Address: Aptera, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
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Very interesting Roman site. 3 euros entrance but I belive under 18s in education go free. Go early in the hot months as there is little shade.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting Roman site. 3 euros entrance but I belive under 18s in education go free. Go early in the hot months as there is little shade.

Thank AliMKev
Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site is easy to find, just off the E75 road and follow the signs. Only cost us 3 euro each. There is, however, an initial lack of information regarding what you're seeing and where to start, etc. There's a map next to the kiosk, at the start, which gives you 'some' orientation, but my advice it to begin your... More 

Thank Paul B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely views, unspoiled, we were the only people there and wandered around at will.Peaceful and informative.

Thank karen e
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aptera is situated up in the mountains above Chania - it's a beautiful place with terrific views across the sea. The site itself has been sensitively explored and preserved - there's not too much explanation and they have not, so far, been tempted to 'fill in the gaps' of what has not survived with what they think it might have... More 

Thank Wendy Y
Duncan, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everywhere we went was outstanding. WE hired a private car who took us for 5 hours all over the island and it was great.

Thank Bill C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From kiani beach resort in October we had to get a taxi which the tour guide man said would be about 10 euro each way, it cost is 35 euro but he did wait for us (kind of invited himself to stay but we knew he would charge) place is great to see and was built over 2500 years ago.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fascinating ruins with guide sheet and information boards in English, wonderful grounds bats in the ruins and nesting hurundines fantastic flowers and butterflies great views wonderful tour around gorgeous little church and monastery

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Aptera is an interesting site. Like so many places on crete this is an amazing opportunity for a live history lesson. Unfortunately it was closed when we came here, but we could see most parts without paying anyway. The view over Souda bay is breathtaking as well!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Visited Aptera on a very warm Sunday morning but a welcome breeze helped to keep us from getting too hot. The ruins have descriptions written in English as well as Greek so are easy to understand for English speakers. The ruins are situated at the top of a hill and the views of the surrounding countryside and the sea are... More 

Thank JWN1942
Göteborg, Sverige
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We went with Greek friends. Monday's was closed but we went in any way. The view bid breathtaking and your imagination goes wild. Ancient and wonderful

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