Ancient Aptera

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  • Address: Aptera, Crete, Greece, Chania
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Temple, Ancient Ruin, Theatre, Family And Kids, Architecture

13 km from Chania are the ruins of Aptera, an ancient city that was very powerful from Minoan to Hellenistic times. The name means ‘without wings’, and refers to a legendary battle between the Muses and the Sirens, in which the losing Sirens were stripped of their wings. The city was entirely ruined by a 7th century earthquake. Today, the highlights are:

  • A monastery of St. John Theologo
  • A chapel and a two-story block of monks' cells
  • A two-part temple from the 5th century BC
  • A large three-vaulted Roman cistern
  • Roman baths
  • Doric temples
  • A theater
  • A Roman peristyle villa 

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  • Ancient Aptera Address: Aptera, Crete, Greece, Chania
  • Ancient Aptera Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Ancient Aptera(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ancient Aptera: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 70.78% of people who visit Chania include Ancient Aptera in their plan

  • 38.46% of people start their Ancient Aptera visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ancient Aptera

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

94.19% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ancient Aptera

People normally club together Kourtaliotiko Gorge and Agii Apostoli while planning their visit to Ancient Aptera.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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