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How to get to Aptera

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How to get to Aptera

Is there public transportation to Aptera? It's not very far from Chania and may be a good option and shorter trip than going to Knossos. While not as well excavated and known as Knossos it still seems a very good site to explore without the crowds of Knossos.

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Hello again. Aptera is indeed a good sight to visit. Actually is the best archaiological site you can visit in Chania area. It worth a visit, although it isn't like Knossos but still very significant. The only down side is that currently, the ancient theater of Aptera is under a renovation and it is closed down for the visitors.

Now, on getting to Aptera by bus, there isn't a public bus as far as i know that goes right on the site. The closest point that the bus can take you is in the square of the Aptera village (nowdays also called as Megala Chorafia). For this you would have to take the bus that goes to Megala Chorafia -Stylos - Provarma, check it out on the bus's website. From the main square, it is about 1 or 2 kms walk to the Ancient Aptera site, well signed.

Another option if the bus to Stylos timescheduale isn't convinient, is to take any bus that goes to rethymnon which is quite frequent and get off at AKRIMNIOS bus stop, on the National road. Then you have to walk up to the village's square, about 2 kms or so, then go as already told you before.

Click here ( http://goo.gl/maps/i1r1K ), Google Maps: B is the AKRIMNIOS drop off, C is the Aptera's main square and D is the Ancient Aptera ground. Hope i helped.

Edited: 17 January 2014, 22:26
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Kostas is hiding his light under a bushel. A taxi is the best way to get to Aptera! :0)

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I agree, taxi is the best way to get there, not very far away from Chania. You can even go to Suda port by bus, and take a taxi from there which is even closer.

Yes it is very noble of Kostas not to even mention a taxi as an alternative, as he is a taxi driver himself.

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No, only by car (taxi) you can get there. Kostas gives good info as always!

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