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Castles of Greece

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Aptera, Chania, Crete

Aptera Fortress

or Koules Soumbassi  
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Aptera Fortress
Location:
Aptera in Souda area, near Chania, Crete
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Chania
Municipality > Town:
City of Chania
• Aptera
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 170 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
after 1866  
OTTOMAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Fortress  
Relatively Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A relatively new castle in relatively good condition overlooking the bay of Suda in Crete.


History

It is on a hill 12 km east of Chania, near the ancient city of Aptera.

It was built by Hussein Avni pasha after the Cretan Revolution of 1866 to control the region of Apokorona and to support Itzadin fortress in controlling the strategically important bay of Suda.


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