Music and fairy tales at the Turkish Fortress of Aptera – 20th October

Listen to music and fairy tales at the Ottoman Fortress (Koules) in Aptera!

WHEN: Sunday 20th October 12.00
Opening hours 11.00 – 14.00

WHERE: Turkish Fortress, Aptera (directions below)

Performing: the narrator Nikos Blazakis, accompanied by the musicians Eleftheria and Manolis Blazakis.

The Municipality of Chania opened the gates of the Ottoman Fortress (Koules) of Aptera this autumn and each Sunday
many visitors have had the opportunity to enjoy  the interior of the Fortress and the unique view of the Apokoronas Valley, Keramia, and the Gulf of Souda.
A pleasant surprise was  also the presence of the band “Mitos” (Yannis Chinos and Alexandros Ieronimidis) last Sunday. The artists, visiting the fortress and inspired by the architecture of the fortress, the history but also by the magnificent view, performed at the fortress.

You can also combine your visit to the Koules Fortress with a visit to Ancient Aptera (Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 8:30  to 15.00), admission: 4 euros, senior citizens (65+) and students 2 euros

take the National Road towards Chania, take the turn off  to Aptera. The road winds its way up the hill, reaching the modern village of Aptera with three tavernas and cafés. After the ‘Kafeneion 1912’ turn left, head uphill, following the signs.
Parking space is provided.


Γρ. Πολιτισμού και Μουσικής Παιδείας, Municipality CHaniaMusic Aptera


I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And nine years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.