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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Akrotiri 84700, Greece
GPS N36.35 E25.40
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This ancient city was covered in a heap of volcanic ash in the late 17th century B.C., preserving it for present-day archaeologists and interested tourists. The site is so well preserved that it is often referred to as the Pompeii of the Aegean.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Akrotiri 84700, Greece
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GPS N36.35 E25.40
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a must see if you have any interest in Greek or ancient history. place is covered completely with a roof, so you can visit during day. it is amazing to see a whole cities remains some 3500 years old. unfortunately the main artefacts are shown...More

Thank LeosTravelWorld
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such an interesting site! Hadn't really heard about it until this visit to Santorini in July 2016!! it was very interesting with lots of information of historical past of santorini island and its rich and scientific conscience of the island !! The site...More

Thank Rahul B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Admittedly not great if you dont like history or museums - I think my better half only lasted about 30 minutes before she was bored - but it is interesting to walk through parts of the long burried town which existed hundreds of years before...More

Thank 769robertf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not worth the money. Covered. Indoors. Looks like a bunch of rubble . Save this kind of educational excursion for Athens.

Thank N. F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ancient site of Akrotiri is one of the best places to visit in Santorini. The site is well reserved and with a bit of touch of modern structures to protect the site. We enjoyed it a lot.

Thank areta_moco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such an interesting site! Hadn't really heard about it until this visit to Santorini! We had a wonderful guide who explained so much and made it very interesting! The site is still being dug so there are areas where you can still see...More

Thank kmmgem
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing to see the history before the volcano! Great that it was covered and not as hot. I would recommend the extra cost of a guide.

Thank pammydiver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If in santorini, this place is a must see. It will take approximately 1-1.5 hours to see the place. You can either take a guided tour (we booked Notos) or you can walk-in and get a guide there itself (we did see a counter where...More

Thank Hina P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is thought that Akrotiri was destroyed by the volcanic eruption of 1600 BC. Seeing the excavated site really brings home the history of Santorini and the significance of the Caldera to the island. As other reviewers have stated, the frescoes from the site have...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unexpected treat on our tour of the island. FYI - this, like many of the ruins you can visit, requires that you be with a guide or have a guided tour. You can not just go and visit. The entire ruin that...More

Thank George S
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LeahT652
18 June 2017|
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Response from Tak C | Reviewed this property |
You can join yourself
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Karen C
5 June 2017|
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Response from Car01948 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely, or hire a quad bike or car - essential for seeing the island, but the buses run every hour and are cheap.
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Ellen W
23 May 2017|
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Response from BexKibb | Reviewed this property |
You can get a local bus from the bus station in Fira. It only costs about €2 each way and they are pretty regular. It drops you off right outside.
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