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Address: Akrotiri 84700, Greece
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GPS N36.35 E25.40

This ancient city was covered in a heap of volcanic ash in the late 17th...

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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Went here first in 2001 when you could actually walk through the ruins, since then they have built overhead walkways, still very intresting to see how people lived prior to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gerald M
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here first in 2001 when you could actually walk through the ruins, since then they have built overhead walkways, still very intresting to see how people lived prior to the volcanic eruption sometime prior to BC. If you visit Santorini this is a must do trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience walking through this ancient site. It was like seeing the past and they have made the walk through the site very manageable in a short period of time and allowing for areas to stop and spend as long as you want

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here with our tour guide (Chara from yoursantoriniguide - who as a side note was amazing!!) while on Santorini for a few days before touring the rest of Greece. It was a wonderful way to see what goes into a site dig - and to complete the picture when you see objects in a museum. The site is wonderfully... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i love Archaeological places in Greece like Athens and the other museums. In Akrotiri village i found to high price for one person for the Museum's ticket.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were all looking for a restroom and just happened to come across this place. Thank you kiddos for the small bladders because this was amazing. Old ruins protected in a warehouse like building. Good history lesson and cool to see stuff that old.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most interesting archaeological sites of Santorini is the remains of the prehistoric Thera at Akrotiri. This city belonged to Minoan culture contemporary with Minoan palaces on Crete, and was in its heyday in the 17th c BC. It was devastated after the eruption of Santorini volcano and buried in the ashes and pimpstone, so the buildings were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit - the first was abut 30 years ago and quite frankly was surprised that so little progress and excavation had been done in that time. There wasn't even an handheld audio guide to take you to interesting points to explain to you the site. Poor show for the curators or is it just a lack... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

One of the most ancients cities founded in Greece. Akrotiri special quality is the fact that lava conserved the city in very good conditions. Awesome place for history lovers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Catch the bus from Fira towards the Akrotiri and get off at the second last stop. You then walk a few meters to the gate followed by 100 meters to a huge roofed excavation site. The excavations are fascinating and to be able to walk on the same paved streets as men 2500 years ago is just amazing. Most of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Akrotiri is an excavation site close to the Red Beach. We went to this spot (which is significantly far from main town areas) hoping to understand more about Greek history. However, the place has neither guides nor proper write-ups which help you understand what you are seeing. Kind of avoidable.

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