Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, Souda

Tour the remains of massive Roman water cisterns and wander through structures spanning over 2,000 years of history at Archaeological Site of 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. Put Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera at the forefront of your travel plans using our Souda travel planner.
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  • This uncrowded and well presented site is totally amazing. History to die for! The remains of a Roman pathway through olive trees to an ampitheatre. Arched roman cisterns and more. Accessed up a...  more »
  • Several civilisations overlap on this site, enormous Roman-built cisterns, Orthodox monastery, Venetian fortress and Ancient Greek amphitheatre.  more »
  • Visit the museum first to get a clear overview of the site. If you do you will get much more out of your visit to this not so well known but interesting ancient site  more »
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  • €2 entry per person. The site was amazingly quiet. It's nicely preserved and restored. You get to see several stages of development and amazing Roman baths.
  • Feelings from visiting this place were far beyond my best expectations. Ancient Aptera has its own spirit. I recommend everyone to arrive at this place before tourists and buses, 8:30 am should be enough. Then you can walk through whole place and imagine, how life of ancient greek and romans should looked like - reconstruct the city in your mind with wonderful scenery all around (mountains, sea).
  • Fascinating ancient site with fine Roman cisterns and other restored ruins including baths. Panoramic views to mountains and coast. Admission only 3 euro per person!
  • Larg archeological site with many interesting buildings from different historical periods. Very impressive ancient theater.
  • Something very special! Really a unknown, not so crowded gem

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