A trip here was suggested by my husband and I am so glad we visited. We bought a ticket then waited for enough people to form a guided tour. This took less than 10 minutes. I would highly recommend a guide as they add so...More
About Akrotiri Archaeological Site
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One Kearns after entering that a bulk of the excavation is yet to happen due to lack of funds. Everything's in one large shed. The biggest missing link is the lack of enough information Boards. When I compare it with , say the richness of...More
Once we arrive inside we were amazed by the size of the site. Even if a big part of the founded peaces are in the museum, is very interesting to see in loco this old town.
What an incredible site, the still-being-excavated ruins of a sophisticated city almost 4,000 years old, buried by a volcanic eruption and only recently re-discovered and excavated. Much older than ruins of classical Greece, Rome or China.The site includes the public and private structures, all ancient...More
We booked this with our two daughters (8 yrs) for a 2 hour tour in the afternoon, when there were no tourists. We chose Eugenia from the "Santorini Tourist Guide" site (see Trip Advisor page) and we could not have been more thrilled. The site...More
I grudgingly paid €12 to accompany my wife round this site but soon became enthralled by what was in front of me, bought to life almost by the knowledge and enthusiasm of the guide (included in price). To me Akrotiri is an RAF base (I'm...More
Minoan-era civilation lived here before eruption about 1631 BC. Large city, but just small amountof artifacts has been unearthed. Fascinating and not to be missed. Several bus/van tours and bus from Fira gets you there in about two and a half hours. Really something to...More
I strongly recommend that you visit Akrotiri, even if you aren't a huge history buff. While you can visit the site on your own, I do recommend that you take a guided tour. Our guide Vigelius was so knowledgeable, and it's amazing to be able...More
To think this advanced civilization existed so long ago! It is a very worthwhile exhibit. Take the time to explore and understand their existence. We were very glad we visited.
I have been to Pompeii and Herculaneum. While Akrotiri is not quite as expansive or spectacular as those sites, it was interesting and enjoyable. The town was buried as a result of a volcanic eruption, but so far the remains of any inhabitants have yet...More