Aptera and Megala Horafia

From this splendid height, overlooking the mouth of Souda Bay and across to the Akrotiri peninsula is the village and ancient site of Aptera. Aptera from the fifth century BC into early Christian times was one of the most important cities. The Ministry of Culture has in recent years, spent a lot of time and money in making it easier to navigate and with better signage. The village itself has several good tavernas.