Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, Souda

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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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  • A nice daily break, away from shops and beach/pool. Spend some hours or even more on this old found little city. Kids loved it, especially the story and how the people where living way back, and how....  more
    A nice daily break, away from shops and beach/pool. Spend some hours or even more on this old found little city. Kids loved it, especially the story and how the people where living way back, and how....  more »
  • This is a stunning and extensive site with a very good explanatory display and lots of interesting archaeology to explore. The Amphitheatre is particularly stunning with the most extensive... 
    This is a stunning and extensive site with a very good explanatory display and lots of interesting archaeology to explore. The Amphitheatre is particularly stunning with the most extensive...  more »
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  • This is one of our favorite sites. The signage is great, explains all of the different areas. There is an above average video in one of the first buildings.....explains the site and what has been discovered. The amphitheater is one of the smallest in Greece. It has an extensive water cistern of three buildings that is Roman. There is a sweet tiny church in the main courtyard. It's a nice site yet we have never been able to find a postcard.
  • Relatively 'new' archaeological site where you can find the remains of Roman bath houses and very impressive cisterns. There is a (very) low entrance fee (€4 pp) and worth the visit for sure. From one point there are some great views over the bay of Souda.

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