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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Akrotiri 84700, Greece
+30 2286 081939
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Akrotiri 84700, Greece
+30 2286 081939
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Reviewed yesterday

Between all the beaches and bars, it's a nice distraction to see a true archaeological site, right there on Santorini. Another token of proof that Greece truly oozes culture and history everywhere. The site is nicely laid out, with good descriptions and background information everywhere.

Thank Gerry_W_Reisenberger
Reviewed 2 days ago

A surprise! A wonderful place which is set out in a way so you can rally see the site in all its glory. there are very good guides and explanations written on boards all over the site

Thank Aroha13
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was even better than I imagined. We had a guide who walked us through the massive site. The place is incredible. So much to see and learn. You must see this for yourself!

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Here is a fascinating place right out of the bronze age. The ruins from 1600 BC are especially interesting, including the toilet and sewer system. Much more to come from this site. In the meantime, you need to see it for yourself.

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very few places in the world can you walk down a street from 18th century B.C.E.. you can walk amongst 4,000 year old buildings and gaze at the active excavations being done at this mind blowing historical site. So much to learn about pre-Minoan civilization...More

Thank tboz1976
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an amazing stop on a all day tour that my family took. I have to say that it was very clean and well kept. The tour guide we had told our group a lot of information. This place was fun to walk around...More

Thank adefer88
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This site has been excavated in recent times using modern techniques so many structures and artefacts which in the past may have been missed or damaged have been preserved which makes it quite a unique site. The excavation was halted for a number years while...More

Thank Taraterrific
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were so glad we included a visit to Akrotiri Archaeological Site on our recent trip to Santorini. It is one of the best preserved ancient settlements in the Aegean. It was settled by the Minoans who sailed from Crete as early as 3,000 B.C....More

Thank ALB63
Reviewed 6 days ago

Incredibly displayed and incredibly preserved I would say this is a must see on the island. Back in it's heyday it must have been an incredible city and you can still get a feel for this now, 1600 BC and an indoor toilet with a...More

Thank matthow
Reviewed 6 days ago

This site has been roofed over to preserve the extensive remains. Excellent descriptions in English of the various parts of the site, the history of excavations etc. A must see.

Thank jane h
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Justine L
17 October 2017|
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Response from pammydiver | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not sure what the hours are, especially in the "off season". The entry was around 10 Euro a person. You could pay extra for a private tour guide, which can be split with others that speak the same language, even if you... More
21 September 2017|
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Response from Rickycandela | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about lockers. But you can hire a guide at the ticket booth, (highly recommended) they are all certified guides and speak very good English and other languages.
18 June 2017|
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Response from Tak C | Reviewed this property |
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