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Aptera - West Crete

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There has been a settlement in Aptera since antiquity and the ruins of different epochs, Mycenae, Dorian, Hellenic up to the Byzantines have all left their mark here. From time immemorial a plentiful supply of water, a terrific view of the Souda Bay and a strategically important location were important reasons for settling here. The remains visible today are spread out over a large secured area. The well-preserved Roman cisterns, which are partly built underground, are awe-inspiring. For us as laymen the sheer dimensions of these excavations are impressive. Aptera is not as well known as Knossos or Phaistos to package holidaymakers so it is nearly devoid of visitors. No less interesting, another epoch or rather epochs.

Nowadays the locals live in Megala Chorafia about 2 km away and restored farm houses, modern villas, a small village square with three good tavernas (say hello to Susan) and a "supermarket" shape the village. Our tip for a holiday off the beaten track is the Areti Country Hotel with its studios and apartments and their wonderful view of the Souda Bay. The Romans knew a good place to live.

Kreta.com recommendations from Crete Travel Experts for West-Crete to get the most out of your Vacation for discovering your destination:
Airport – Transfers or intermediate-transfers between the hotels (hotel-hopping within Crete) We use reputable airport transfer service providers employing professional drivers.
- Car hire- We support the best small Car Rental - Companies offering best deals and services with full insurance. Large selection for the best convertibles and other car-categories in Crete with “Route Express Service”
- we are always available to our customers to ensure the best vacation in Crete.
- Excursions: for our clients only the best!
1. Daily Boat – Excursion to the Balos Lagoon (Nature Reserve) from 01.05.-30.10.
2. Hiking through the Gorge Samaria (Crete National Park) from 01.05.-30.10. .
3. Hiking through the Agia Irini Gorge (European Path E4) from 01.05.-30.10. .
4. Daily Boat-Trip in the Souda Bay of Chania (The “Pirates-Tour” for families from June- September) .
5. Day-Trip to the Lagoon Elafonissi (Nature Reserve) with visiting Monastery Chrissoskalitisa.
we are offering the best deals and conditions for convertibles and hire car in Crete!
All from one source, get in touch with us: info@kreta.com we wish you a nice time on Crete

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There has been a settlement in Aptera since antiquity and the ruins of different epochs, Mycenae, Dorian, Hellenic up to the Byzantines have all left their mark here. From time immemorial a plentiful supply of water, a terrific view of the Souda Bay and a strategically important location were important reasons for settling here. The remains visible today are spread out over a large secured area. The well-preserved Roman cisterns, which are partly built underground, are awe-inspiring. For us as laymen the sheer dimensions of these excavations are impressive. Aptera is not as well known as Knossos or Phaistos to package holidaymakers so it is nearly devoid of visitors. No less interesting, another epoch or rather epochs.

Nowadays the locals live in Megala Chorafia about 2 km away and restored farm houses, modern villas, a small village square with three good tavernas (say hello to Susan) and a "supermarket" shape the village. Our tip for a holiday off the beaten track is the Areti Country Hotel with its studios and apartments and their wonderful view of the Souda Bay. The Romans knew a good place to live.

Kreta.com recommendations from Crete Travel Experts for West-Crete to get the most out of your Vacation for discovering your destination:
Airport – Transfers or intermediate-transfers between the hotels (hotel-hopping within Crete) We use reputable airport transfer service providers employing professional drivers.
- Car hire- We support the best small Car Rental - Companies offering best deals and services with full insurance. Large selection for the best convertibles and other car-categories in Crete with “Route Express Service”
- we are always available to our customers to ensure the best vacation in Crete.
- Excursions: for our clients only the best!
1. Daily Boat – Excursion to the Balos Lagoon (Nature Reserve) from 01.05.-30.10.
2. Hiking through the Gorge Samaria (Crete National Park) from 01.05.-30.10. .
3. Hiking through the Agia Irini Gorge (European Path E4) from 01.05.-30.10. .
4. Daily Boat-Trip in the Souda Bay of Chania (The “Pirates-Tour” for families from June- September) .
5. Day-Trip to the Lagoon Elafonissi (Nature Reserve) with visiting Monastery Chrissoskalitisa.
we are offering the best deals and conditions for convertibles and hire car in Crete!
All from one source, get in touch with us: info@kreta.com we wish you a nice time on Crete
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