, Malia, Chrysoupoli, Porou-Galata, Tripoli, Katerini, Preveza, Litohoro, Zakynthos, Alexandreia, Lefkimi, Nafpaktos, Igoumenitsa, Thessaloniki-touristic zone, Irakleio, Edessa, Kalymnos and Paroikia Parou.
The ancient approach from the west and the main entrance to Aptera from the direction of Kydonia have now been located (Fig.
Aptera's position made the city an ideal commercial center in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, although in the Roman period it fell under Kydonian control, to judge from the minting of coinage by Kydonia as a free city.
Traces of roadways and the location of the milestone, combined with evidence for sites and indications of habitation, allow us to begin to perceive the network of communication that linked Aptera and its hinterland with other Cretan centers, especially Kydonia and Lappa, the two Cretan cities granted free status by Augustus.
The mileage figure, finally, provides new evidence for the route of the Roman road that ran between Lappa and Kydonia.
We should ask from which point this distance was measured, and what the location of the milestone can contribute to our knowledge of the route between Kydonia and Lappa.
The earliest account we have of this land route is that of Strabo, who makes the distance from Kydonia to Aptera 80 stades (10.8 Roman miles, or 16 km), and the distance from Kydonia to Gortyn 800 stades (108.1 Roman miles, or 160 km).
Communities harmed by resulting excess pollution are Artemida, Rafina, Nea Makri, Koropi, Markopoulo, Megara, Nea Kydonia
, Malia, Chrysoupoli, Porou-Galata, Tripoli, Katerini, Preveza, Litohoro, Zakynthos, Alexandreia, Lefkimi, Nafpaktos, Igoumentitsa, Thessaloniki-tourist zone, Irakleio, Edessa, Kalymnos and Paroikia Parou.
'Linear B' tablets from Cnossos mention a place called Kydonia
that a tradition, related by a late historian, claims was founded by King Minos himself, and Minoan Kydonia
may be Khania though the evidence that would clinch the identification is still to be found.
Knossos, site of the central Minoan palace, was the greatest Cretan Hellenistic city, but its supremacy was challenged by Gortyn, Kydonia
(Chania) and Lyttos.