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“Really enjoyed walking around these ruins.”
Review of Ancient Aptera

Ancient Aptera
Ranked #3 of 80 things to do in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Really enjoyed walking around these ruins.”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Aptera is free to go into and has lots of ruins to walk around. This was a great place to visit and had a mix of Roman and Greek ruins plus down the road is a fort (which was closed when we went) however is an impressive place to go and look at.

Aptera is on top of a hill which is a little drive from Chania (about 15/20 minutes roughly) and be mindful on the roads up the hill as this for us (not used to left-hand drive cars) was a little difficult to judge when near the edge of the hill on the road.

Well worth a visit in my opinion.

Visited July 2013
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Kolding, Denmark
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“fantastic view”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We came here on foot (from the book Crete walks Apokoronas by Geoff needle). The view is fantastic and the scenery amazing.wild flowers and butterflies (in April) was great...it is worth visiting

Visited April 2013
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“What a location!!”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Love it up there. Brilliant views and very interesting ruins. Really atmospheric, we always visit when we are in Western Crete.

Visited July 2013
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Lille, France
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“couldn't visit everything”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

was great to stroll around, very interesting. could not access the amphitheatre, it was blocked off, as were a few other sites. easy to find, great view of the bay

Visited June 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A real gem”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

On the road back to Rethimon you'll find the turnoff on the right. Wind your way up to find a great site - great Roman remains, including a theatre, fabulous cisterns, memorable city walls and the view of Souda Bay is outstanding. There is also the monastery whose chapel is charming and also a museum. It's a

Visited May 2013
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