Jaap van 't Veen

Jaap van 't Veen

Posted on 08/31/2017


Photo taken on May 28, 2016



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Greece - Crete, Aptera

Greece - Crete, Aptera 

Aptera (literally meaning "without wings") is a lesser known archeological site not too far away from Chania. It was the most powerful city of western Crete from Minoan through Hellenistic times. The earliest mention of the Aptera is found as “A-pa-ta-wa” on the Linear B tablets of Knossos, dating back to the 14th-13th centuries BC. The currently findings of the excavations indicate that the place was inhabited from the 8th century BC until the 7th century AD, when abandoned due to a strong earthquake and attacks by the Saracen Arab pirates.

Archaeologists finished in 2009 the first face of the excavation at the carved-in-ground amphitheater of Aptera. Originally it was thought to be a Roman theater but actually it dates back to the Hellenistic times and was rebuilt during the Roman occupation of Crete. More recently the theater was restored.

sunlight, rottb, Philippe_28, Wiltrud Ludt and 73 other people have particularly liked this photo


80 comments - The latest ones
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Marvelous ruins, Jaap and great captures !!!!!!!!!!!!
2 months ago.
Ian 1949
Ian 1949
Built to last Jaap, HFF and have a good week.
2 months ago.
Evangrek63
Evangrek63
excellent...
2 months ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Wonderful Mediterranean atmosphere
2 months ago.
Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew
HFF dear Jaap...where the time stood still! Wonderful!
2 months ago.
John Cass
John Cass
Excellent capture, and very interesting info.
2 months ago.
Winscha
Winscha
a great catch Jaap, The history interesting
2 months ago.
Katja
Katja
I always find it impressive
that a soft voice can be amplified like this ...
2 months ago.
elvigiadelosamaneceres.com
elvigiadelosamanecer…
Maravillosa captura, feliz fin de semana.
2 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Great perspective and a super image. Great narrative too.

HFF and enjoy your weekend.
2 months ago.
Patrick Delevoy
Patrick Delevoy
An interesting look on ancient times !
2 months ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Very impressive series, Jaap!

Wishing you a happy, sunny weekend:)
2 months ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
excellent ! bien vu*******************
bon week-end Jaap ! Amitiés♫
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
A beautiful restoration and picture Jaap. I like the PiP's very much also.
2 months ago.
Christine
Christine
********************************
2 months ago.
Robert Warren
Robert Warren
Super nice!
2 months ago.
Cheryl Beal
Cheryl Beal
Hahahaha you've done it again Jaap with your teeeeeny fence!!! HFF and fab weekend to you
2 months ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
HFF Jaap. καλημέρα!
2 months ago.
Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas
wonderful view, great curved lines and textures
2 months ago.
Leon_Vienna
Leon_Vienna
Well captured Jaap. HFF and a good weekend.
2 months ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Good composition in all thee pictures.
2 months ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Nice series of shots and good information Jaap.
have a great weekend.
2 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Great information as usual, Jaap, and a wonderful place and photo.
2 months ago.
Pat29
Pat29
Brilliant, i think we went there years ago, jaap
2 months ago.
Iona
Iona
Histoire antique .. de beaux restes !!
2 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
HFF, Jaap ! Wünsch dir ein schönes Wochenende !
2 months ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
Beau partage, merci Jaap
bonne fin de semaine
merci aussi pour l'explication...
2 months ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
A beautiful amphitheater. I am comparing this with Sicily.
HFF! I wish you a great weekend.
2 months ago.
Ruesterstaude
Ruesterstaude
Beautiful Szene, Jaap! A nice Weekend I wish you too
2 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
An excellent image and great info Jaap.
2 months ago.
LutzP
LutzP
..a touch of fence up there. HFF Jaap, enjoy the weekend
2 months ago.
Colin Ashcroft
Colin Ashcroft
A fine scene - wonderful light on the stone.
2 months ago.
Esther
Esther
The size and scope of these theaters is amazing, particularly considering how difficult it was to transport the marble and to cut it to size.
2 months ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
An excellent series of images Jaap and great information, - always good to have some background. HFF and have a lovely weekend
2 months ago.
Françoise Gage
Françoise Gage
C'est splendide! Excellent week-end!
2 months ago.
Biobauer
Biobauer
Interessante Geschichte zum guten Foto.
2 months ago.
Clyde Sostand
Clyde Sostand
Outstanding POV
2 months ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
Very interesting to see, Jaap.
Have a good weekend!
2 months ago.
Alda - moving back to Flickr soon
Alda - moving back t…
great location!
2 months ago.
Der Wandersmann
Der Wandersmann
Back to Crete, eh, Jaap? Very nicely planned photograph!
2 months ago.
ce que la lumière est aux yeux, l'air est aux poumons,
ce que la lumière es…
merci pour tes visites, bon week end
2 months ago.
Emma Gee (Imageering)
Emma Gee (Imageering…
Lovely shot Jaap. Belated HFF :)
2 months ago.
Alan Foster
Alan Foster
Interesting reading Jaap. Nice one, Alan:-)
2 months ago.
Danielle
Danielle
C'est Admirable….
2 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Fascinating background info and a good image. Belated HFF, Jaap.
2 months ago.
Nada BN
Nada BN
Beautiful photo, great shot! Best regards from Slovenia Nada BN
2 months ago.
Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase
Very interesting place ... wonderful photos!
Have a nice Sunday, Jaap!
2 months ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
superb series about an impressive hystorical place !
2 months ago.
Christiane
Christiane
A wonderful place indeed.
Three excellent pictures, Jaap !
2 months ago.
sea-herdorf
sea-herdorf
ein schöner Blickwinkel auf das Amphitheater, Jaap,
freundliche Grüße
Erich
2 months ago.
menonfire
menonfire
Tolles Bild Jaap
2 months ago.
Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx
Très joli cliché !
2 months ago.
micritter
micritter
Wonderful photos of old Greek ruins.
2 months ago.
Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours
Beautifully evocative. And interesting presentation of this little-known site.
Greetings
2 months ago.
tatranka7
tatranka7
Wonderful historical place...
2 months ago.
garcia sete
garcia sete
Beautiful catch of these historical ruins :))
saludos, sete
2 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Good work, well done.
Have a lovely day ;-)
2 months ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
Congrats on Explore, Jaap ! Have a nice new week !
2 months ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Wonderful capture of this interesting ruin. Jaap; have a wonderful week ahead!
2 months ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Looking good on the newly 'restored' and fully functioning Explore! :)
2 months ago.
Sonia Roosen
Sonia Roosen
Prachtige historische site mooi in beeld gebracht,
Groeten uit België
2 months ago.
Peggy C
Peggy C
Love the perspective ...

Seen in EXPLORE
2 months ago.
Françoise Gage
Françoise Gage
Great work!***
2 months ago.
Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam
Beautiful place, Jaap. Being there must have been a wonderful experience. I envy you Europeans, because you a so close to these unique places.
2 months ago.
Boro
Boro
Jolie composition
2 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
marvellous Jaap
2 months ago.
Leo W
Leo W
wonderful series
2 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Congratulations on Explore.
2 months ago.
Hélène chevillard
Hélène chevillard
De très belles photos !!!!
2 months ago.
Berny
Berny
Great! Like the PiP's too!
I was there last week ;-))
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
Well photographed and lots of superb detail here.
2 months ago.
Guy Bacca
Guy Bacca
Belles photos de ce site qui appartient à l'histoire de l'humanité
2 months ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
One beautiful piece of history !
Congratulations and thank you for the note.
2 months ago.
Robert Tuffier
Robert Tuffier
jolie historique
2 months ago.
Philippe Delmer
Philippe Delmer
Les vestiges du temps ,belle composition !
8 weeks ago.
L. L. Wall
L. L. Wall
... nice capture of curved elements ...
8 weeks ago.
Klein-Bonsels
Klein-Bonsels
is it still in use?
7 weeks ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Klein-Bonsels
I really don't know.
7 weeks ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
nice angle of view...
4 weeks ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Very nice shot !
4 weeks ago.