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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Closes in 4 min: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Akrotiri 84700, Greece
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Yes, it is finally open! I visited the famous Minoan city of Akrotiri yesterday, April 16, 2012 and it is wonderful! Do not miss the chance to view a city over three thousand years old on your visit to the island! I had been fortunate...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2004

We just returned from our trip to Santorini (June 3, 2004). While there, we visited the ancient ruins of Akrotiri. I would call it a work in progress. As bizarre as this sounds, much (apparently 95 % in my opinion) was closed to the public...More

29  Thank zeecube
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All reviews guided tour under cover volcanic eruption amazing site bronze age lost city of atlantis ancient history red beach entire site wall paintings entrance fee walk around information boards public bus well worth the visit euros per person visiting santorini
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You need to go to Pompeii,it was ok but not worth the money we paid with the coach and a guide I think 47 Euros and it only cost 6 Euros to get in when we looked on our Ticket .There wasnt even a Museum...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent 2 days of a 7 day Greek Island cruise on Santorini. the first day there was a provided tour to Oia, Fira, Pirgos, and a few other towns. We decided to do a smaller group tour with Kalisiti and we went to the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the bus to this site. Best to leave early and come back before the crowds. We waited for a group of ten to get the $10 Euro per person rate on the guided tour. Well worth it. They do go quick but are...More

Thank Brad H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an extensive site of a fascinating and very ancient and clearly sophisticated town. The information is good and it is easy to get around on the walkways. It has the benefit of being covered. A visit here is complemented by a visit to...More

1  Thank jean p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guide, Nikos, made this. He clearly knew what he was talking about (distinguishing between fact and supposition) and communicated it well (despite several non-Anglophones in our party speaking very loudly to each other during the English explanations). It’s all laid out very well and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow is all I can say. The degree that all this has been kept safe and secure to sift thru for answers. Is absolutely incredible. The tags that were on each stone, the structure that was built around to maintain the site and it’s history...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good site worth a visit if you stay a few days in Santorini. Consider 1 hour visit and then proceed to the red beach.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is what has been discovered of the remains of a city in Thera (aka Santorini) of the same era as the Minoan city of Knossos. The place was decimated by a volcanic eruption, but, interestingly, only the structures and streets are being found -...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting to see and walk through such old buildings. The signs explain a lot, but a guide is highly recommended.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole of this site is under cover and is very well presented as there are walkways constructed in a sympathetic way to enable visitors to view the site without damaging it. the walkways don't just skirt the perimeter but go through the site so...More

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Yes, I believe so, but reduced hours during winter-season.
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There's a few books on Akrotiri on Amazon. Also look under the name "Thera"
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You can buy it when you visit this, it’s where we actually saw the details to it & it did save us money, we paid by card to buy it and save our cash euros
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