German pillboxes


Aptera German pillboxes
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Ancient Aptera high above the Souda Bay in Chania is naturally fortified place with amazing views. Apart from the ancient monuments and cities that controlled the bay of Souda, the largest natural harbor of Crete and the second across the Mediterranean, there are modern monuments till the German Occupation. Thus, even the German occupiers after the Turks that left the fort Koules on the west side of the plateau occupied by the ancient city there are two German pillboxes, remnants of the second world war. The place still retains the walls and can be accessed by walking in the dirt road west of St. John monastery or walk alonh the ancient path of the town.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Peak Period: Modern Greek (1913-Today)
  • Accessibility: Paved road
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