Aptera, Chania, Crete
|Aptera in Souda area, near Chania, Crete|
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|City of Chania |
|Elevation ≈ 170 m |
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A relatively new castle in relatively good condition overlooking the bay of Suda in Crete.
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.
- Website cretanbeaches - Κουλές Απτέρας (Greek only)
- Website Αμπελοφιλοσοφίες - Κουλές(περιοχή Άπτερα) και Ιντζεδίν(από ψηλά). (Greek only)
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