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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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All reviews guided tour under cover volcanic ash amazing site lost city of atlantis bronze age ancient history red beach wall paintings entrance fee information boards walk around public bus well worth the visit euros per person visiting santorini pompeii
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Ancient City of Akrotiri. This is much older than Pompeii. From 1630 BC. However no remains have been found since the earthquakes was a warning to the people who ran from the area. This is only 5% excavated of the town at this time. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Craig D
Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't take long to walk around and just "see" the ruins. Take your time and read the descriptions. We also stopped to watch the videos which re-enact how the place used to look like. If you reach when the video is in Greek, it's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lilian_sg7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The age of the structures and history is impressive. It is somewhat disappointing that there isn't much explanation of what you are seeing though -- as much of it is just ruins it is difficult to grasp what you are looking at. Fee is probably...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank effyes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Akrotiri archaeological sites offers a good insight of the ancient city of Akrotiri. The ruins are so well preserved and is worth seeing.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ASeenath
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

A large and expansive covered building. Easy to walk around and some impressive ancient ruins on display. Decently priced, but would benefit from more English signage to understand more about the culture.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank josephh424
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

For us we loved this place. Much older than pompeii. We didn’t know much about this place until we visited. Our guide Peggy is very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we asked. I would definitely recommend this place in Santorini Thanks

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank karthikt771
Reviewed 3 December 2018

It was great time to visit the site as it was not crowded. It was an interesting site to learn about the early settlement of the area as well as human civilization. Spent about 1 - 2hrs there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank edngsl
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Words cannot describe it so...Just go. The covered roof and controlled temperature makes for a very comfortable excursion.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank WeSawIt2013
Reviewed 18 November 2018

There is really nothing worthwhile here to see, only a lot of stones and dust. You can see all there is by looking at the photos posted. Anything worth seeing is in the Thira Archeological Museum. Its certainly not worth 12 Euros.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 16 November 2018

The archaeological site at Akrotiri is wonderful. Please purchase the guide book by Christo Doumas to fully appreciate the site and the museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jcturner33
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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