Ancient Aptera

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

Ancient Aptera - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Ancient Aptera

  • Ancient Aptera Address: Aptera, Crete, Greece, Chania
  • Ancient Aptera Timing: 24-hrs
  • Ancient Aptera Price: Free
  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Ancient Aptera

  • 72.06% 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.

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