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Ancient Aptera, Chania Town
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Tour the remains of massive Roman water cisterns and wander through structures spanning over 2,000 years of history at Ancient Aptera. Walk through an ancient theater, the remnants of several Doric temples, and a Roman peristyle villa, then make your way to the summit of the site for a sweeping view of the area. The uneven ground and climb to the summit may be challenging for people with mobility issues. There are no places to eat or drink, so bring plenty of snacks and water. Be sure to check the attraction's website for opening and closing times, which change seasonally. Plan your Ancient Aptera visit and explore what else you can see and do in Chania Town using our Chania Town itinerary builder.
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  • We spotted the sign and detoured on a whim. The site closes at 3pm but the staff were packing up for lunch at 1pm and let us in for free! The amphitheater is recently excavated and interesting - there...  more »
  • a beautiful fortress dominates the Souda bay and gives visitors the opportunity to see all Akrotiri. 
  • Visited Aptera today using hire car. A bit off the beaten track but well worth it. Unfortunately raining quite hard a us without waterproofs (well your going to Crete you don't need waterproofs do you...  more »