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“Worth a visit”
Review of Ancient Aptera

Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Souda
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 3 October 2011

The ancient site of Aptera is certainly worth a visit in your holidays, there is a small church and sort of a fortress and some other buildings. It's easy to find, there are signs on the highway near Chania. Have a lunch in the taverna at the Cretan Corner, the lady there can also explain you more details of the site

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Reviewed 4 June 2010

The site is a wonderful look at some of the local history. I really enjoyed walking through the old monastery part - and the even more ancient area of the site, including the Roman cistern. You can read more about the site here: [---]. After walking around the site, you'll want to take a quick drive over to the Turkish fort as well. While not much to see from the inside (last time I was there, they were doing a lot of work converting it for modern use), it is a beautiful structure from the outside and has stunning views over the whole area.

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Reviewed 19 June 2009

Megala Chorafia - now known as Aptera - tiny hamlet, visit the glass lady for one-off items, good location for Kalives - must go to Madam Rodamos for superb jewellery and iconic items, sculptures etc. Whilst in Kalives buy the local wine - white and red from the store (veg shop) and buy local bread, cakes and pies almost next door. Not far to visit Almereida - good fish restaurant on your left - Dimitris - family restaurant for many years. During the day visit Gavalachoria and the recycled glass factory at the end of the route Kokino ....Can tell you so many more places - brillant restaurant in Kissamos (Castelli). Buy the olive wood Try cheese pies. If you are fussy about everything - don't bother. Fantastic soft cheese - secret location. Go to Chania and buy the hard cheese to eat with the local honey. Always eat where the locals eat - unless, of course, you are a Britisher abroad!

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