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The fort was built by the Ottomans after the Cretan Revolution of 1866, during of a large scale program to control Crete through a network of defensive towers, called koules. The fortress was constructed by Hussein Avni Pasha, the Turkish governor of Crete, and is a representative sample of the defensive architecture of the 19th century.
Koules of Aptera, also known as fort Soumbasis, still survives today in very good condition. It was equipped with two towers, one with west orientation (controlled the passage to Keramia area) and the other to the east (looking to Kalives). The first communicated with the fortress of Souda islet (more tomorrow), while the second had visual contact with the fortress Intzedin and the forts of Kalives and Nio Chorio.
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Ово је поглед из Античке Аптера. У тврђаву се није могло ући, само јој скроз прићи (see WS).

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