Set on the top of a hill overlooking Souda Bay to the north, and the White Mountains to the south, this village has exceptional panoramic views. At the eastern tip of the village there is the famous Aptera archaeological site which boasts the largest Roman dig on Western Crete. Many important ruins of the ancient town of Aptera can still be seen, including amazing vaulted water cisterns, a Roman bath complex, a small temple and a small theatre. Near the Roman site there is also a large Turkish fortress which is the best place from which to view Souda Bay, and the entire Apokoronas region. In the village itself there are 3 tavernas and a mini market. It is 1 km to the National Highway, 5 minutes by car to either Souda or Kalives, and 20 minutes by car to Chania.