In the hill Azoires, south to Aptera and east to the provincial street leading to the modern village Stylos Apokoronou, an important settlement of the Minoan times has been spotted.
In the western and the southeastern sides of the above mentioned hill, important remains of the late Minoan times have been discovered, while on the top of the hill a building complex has been excavated, which is dated from the end of the 7th century B.C. to the middle of the 5th century B.C. Habitation around the hill Azoires seems to continue in the Roman times until the Byzantine times.
(Author: Aggeliki Tsingou, archeologist)