Aptera is one of the most significant archaeological sites in Crete. It is located 15 km east of Chania on the way to Rethymno and Heraklion.
The name Aptera (“without wings”) comes from the Greek myth of the musical contest between the Sirens and the Muses. According to the myth, when Sirens were defeated they lost the feathers from their wings and threw themselves into the sea.
The most notable monuments of the site is the Roman Theatre of Aptera which was unveiled to the public recently after having being restored for many years.
Entrance Fee: 2 euro
Opening Times: Daily 10:00 – 15:00