Aptera (Crete) 16 Megala Khorafia - Απτέρα

Ἀπτέρα - Aptera, Archaic to Roman polis, Megala Khorafia in Chania Crete
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Latitude: 35.463000
Longitude: 24.141000
Confidence: High

Greek name: Ἀπτέρα
Place ID: 355241PApt
Time period: ACHR
Region: Crete
Country: Greece
Department: Chania
Mod: Megala Khorafia

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Read summary reports on the recent excavations at Aptera in Chronique des fouilles en ligne – Archaeology in Greece Online.
Search for inscriptions mentioning Aptera (Απτε...) in the PHI Epigraphy database.

Modern Description: On the hill overlooking the SE part of the Souda Bay, on the road from Chania to Rethymnon. The city had two harbours, Minoa (at Akrotiri on the opposite NE edge of the Souda harbour) and Cisamus. Ruined buildings (8th-6th century BC), an imposing defensive wall, a theatre, vaulted cisterns, baths and a prytaneum of the Roman era, as well as ruins of a Doric double temple of Demeter and other sanctuaries. An ancient cemetery to the W.
Further S, on the slopes o the hill near Stylos Apokoronou, there are Late Minoan remains.

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

(Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean, Ministry of the Aegean)


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