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“A must when in Santorini”

Akrotiri Archaeological Site
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Ranked #6 of 17 things to do in Akrotiri
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ths site is amazing, so interesting. Under cover which is great. Take a guide as they really uncover the history for you, which you would never fully appreciate if you walk around on your own.

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"guided tour"
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"under cover"
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"volcanic ash"
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"amazing site"
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"walk around"
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"bronze age"
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"lost city of atlantis"
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"ancient history"
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"red beach"
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"wall paintings"
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"entrance fee"
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"information boards"
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"public bus"
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"well worth the visit"
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"visiting santorini"
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"pompeii"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very surprised at this ancient site and what they have uncovered here. It is well worth the money and to help the future digs at the site. This whole area you are probably walking on ancient sites. Amazing!!!! We took a local bus from Fira to this location.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got to the site, by driving, using Google maps. When we go there, we paid a fee to park. I believe it was about 3 euros. The line was a little out the gate, but it was fast moving to enter. The cost of entrance was 14 euros, for an adult, one-time ticket. They had good facilities for a restroom, and i believe i saw a little snack place, to grab a bite. When going into the site, i was a little under-whelmed. I thought it was more to view. What i saw was, them unearthing rock structures, that were the living quarters of ancient people. The walls were mostly half viewable, due to damage. I didn't think i would see full blown housing community, but it pretty much was the same throughout the site. There were a few nice vases that they unearthed whole, and a couple broken. Also, there were signs letting you know what you were looking at, and giving information on the site. I'm not a big archeological site person, so this is only my opinion. My companion is more into this than myself, but he was a little under-welmed also, but still happy to see it.

Thank Deezy1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience, building keeps he shy and weather off of you, and walkways get you close enough to the ruins. It was really cool.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed stopping in to see these ruins and as far as I could tell, were the only ones presently available on the island of Santorini. Watching the video helped us piece the site together, and what an ancient home would look like. Lovely attraction we recommend to you.

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