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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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  • Average12%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Akrotiri 84700, Greece
+30 2286 081939
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must see and will surprise you with the culture, craftsmanship, society and advanced infrastructure of this thousands of years old port town covered with volcanic ash and pomace stone and only 3%excavated at this time. There is a large roof and wooden boardwalk around...More

Thank krayon59
Reviewed 2 days ago

It had long been a dream to visit this site, I was not disappointed. It was amazing to see first hand . The site is beautifully preserved and offers great views to the past.

Thank Londonjule
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have to confess I am not a huge fan of archaeology or historical sites but as Arkotiri is voted one of the top attractions in Santorini, my wife and I thought we should have a look. It is archaeology on a grand scale and...More

Thank folconer24
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the Akrotiri site after visiting the Red Sand beach. It was worth the time if only to appreciate the engineering and architecture that supports the site. The site is totally covered and protected from the elements. When the volcano erupted over 3000 years...More

Thank db7477
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was an excellent guided tour here,m. The site is well preserved, with a very good air circulation. The guided tours are very informative and full of stories. After visiting the site, i have so much appreciation of greece history. A must visit eith guided...More

Thank Hansel L
Reviewed 2 days ago

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 3 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 5 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 5 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 5 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
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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 |
You can join yourself