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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.
All reviewsguided tourunder covervolcanic ashamazing sitebronze agelost city of atlantisred beachancient historyentire sitewall paintingsentrance feewalk aroundinformation boardspublic buswell worth the visiteuros per personvisiting santorini
This is a really interesting historic site, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The information provided was helpful so we opted not to take a tour. The site was far bigger than we had expected which was a pleasant surprise.
This is a huge, and only partly excavated, archaelogical site, a port town that was buried in a volcanic eruption and preserved in a very tood state. Kudos to Kaspesky the web security company, for sponsoring the latest excavations. Its a big site but all...More
The site of these ruins was fascinating and covered by a huge roof to protect the ruins. Went with a tour guide who knew everything there was to know about the site. (Greek tour guides spend three years training.)
This site was so close to our hotel, we decided to check it out. It was only 12 Euro to enter, but is was fully covered with a structure to protect it from the elements, and you could check it out at your own pace.
12 euro / ticket ! There is a huge roof to protect the centre of the town they discover. Many of the artefacts found there are in Fira at the archaeological museum. I think that a guide is mandatory ( like in Knossos in Crete...More
Our family loved our visit. We absolutely recommend a private guide or guided group tour to really learn about and appreciate what you are seeing. Am absolutely amazed that so many go to Santorini and skip this site. To see this early evidence of humans...More
The earliest evidence for human habitation of Akritiri can be traced back as early as the fifth millennium BC when it was a small and farming village. By the end of third millennium, it developed and expanded significantly. Akrotiri's prosperity continued for about another 500...More