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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

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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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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank Amy P
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Celia B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great historic site with a great history. A place to visit whenever you’re in akrotiri. Its really fascinating and awesome.

Thank metahanindita
Reviewed 3 days ago

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.)

Thank Eddie D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What with a tour and was very interesting visit. Can't believe how sophisticated they were in 1700 BC. Lots of this has been rebuilt though.

Thank Cleocleocleo
Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Thank David R
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank fantueng
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank jsjanicki
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth the trip to see. Well presented and tour guides are good. Ample parking although you have to pay Eu 4.

Thank AHidler
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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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"
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
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.