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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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Akrotiri 84700, Greece
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All reviewsguided tourunder covervolcanic ashamazing sitebronze agelost city of atlantisancient historyred beachentire sitewall paintingsentrance feeinformation boardswalk aroundpublic buswell worth the visiteuros per personvisiting santorini
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Incredible, the history alone is interesting however, we got to see first hand the actual artifacts and how they lived. So beautiful.

Thank ninasky77
Reviewed 3 days ago

Akritori ruins are in the south of Santorini. There is free parking on the streets or an unnecessary charged parking. Entry to the archaeological site is €12 for adults and free for kids under 18. Its about a 30-40 minute adventure. Must visit if youre...More

Thank nchammmer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I tried to enter with a small dog inside the kennel on my shoulders but they didn’t accept. Probably air he is breathing could be contaminated... Strange we can see Acropolis in Athens, Delos but not this site.

Thank alessandro c
Reviewed 4 days ago

As for all historical places, it is an advantage to gather informations about this place before your visit. Otherwise, take a guided tour, which helps one to understand the historical dimension. I mean, to see the relicts of bronce age houses, conserved over 3600 years...More

Thank Appfelmus
Reviewed 4 days ago

This archeological excavation is near to the Red beach. Parking is possible near but for 3 euro plus entrance fee is 12, so I mean it is little overpriced. We spent here one hour, because we had not tour guide (it could be mistake). There...More

Thank Martina198917
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you come here, make sure you do a guided tour. The guides explain it in detail what it was like and it will help you understand what is around you.

Thank Deanne N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only site that we've been to that is covered, great for the summer heat in Greece. A working excavation site.

Thank TheGreek1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd visit in 20 years! Last visit was only one big rented area for the sure! Now it's properly protected with a proper pavilion building and has bathroom and vending machines for drinks.

Thank txjeffro22
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as an excursion on a Celestyal Cruise voyage. Our guide was fabulous. While there was written info nearby, she added much info. The site is under a roof so the blazing sun didn't interfere. Walkways are placed so that details can be viewed...More

Thank svjanis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A miniature of Pompei with the same unhappy end only that in this case... they did manage to run before the erruption... only to die by the resulting tsunami... Well maintained and worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Moshe D
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Debbie W
30 June 2018|
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Response from soulart99 | Reviewed this property |
There's a few books on Akrotiri on Amazon. Also look under the name "Thera"
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catsandjammer
25 May 2018|
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Response from Beverley D | Reviewed this property |
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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jhatten99
2 May 2018|
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Response from VTCT | Reviewed this property |
We paid cash for entry. Qualified students with valid id are free.
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