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Akrotiri

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Greek Pompeii
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites. In 1627 a massive volcanic eruption destroyed a Minoan settlement located here, burying the remains of many everyday objects and preserving for posterity the ancient way of life of a long-gone culture. The settlement, once an important port city on the Aegean, likely served as an inspiration for Plato's story of Atlantis, mentioned in two of the philosopher's major works. The modern village of Akrotiri now draws history buffs and vacationers from around the globe and offers easy proximity to a series of red and black volcanic beaches. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Akrotiri and add them to your vacation plans using our Greece online itinerary planner.
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Akrotiri ©
Ruin
Akrotiri
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Red Beach ©
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Red Beach
3.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Experience Horse Riding ©
Equestrian Trail
Experience Horse Riding
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Caldera Beach ©
Beach
Caldera Beach
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Akrotiri

Kamari Beach ©
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Kamari Beach Kamari
3.7
Duration: 4 hours
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
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Perissa Black Sand Beach Perissa
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Santorini Volcano ©
Volcano
Santorini Volcano Santorini
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
Perivolos ©
Beach
Perivolos Perivolos
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Akrotiri

Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Lighthouse
Akrotiri LightHouse
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Faros Market ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Faros Market
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Galatea Pottery ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Galatea Pottery
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
La Ponta ©
History Museum
La Ponta
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Beaches in Akrotiri

White Beach ©
Beach
White Beach
3.3
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Akrotiri

Venetian Castle of Santorini ©
Castle
Venetian Castle of Santorini
2.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours ©
Kayaking / Canoeing
Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
SeaJets
Nature / Wildlife Tour
SeaJets Santorini
1.0
Duration: 2 hours
Boutari Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Boutari Winery Megalochori
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Aegean Divers Dive Center - Day Excursions
Scuba / Snorkeling
Aegean Divers Dive Center - Day Excursions Pyrgos
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Where to stay in Akrotiri

For easy access to the area's volcanic beaches and famed archaeological sites, book your stay just a short drive from Akrotiri. A string of affordable inns and small hotels surrounding this village provide air-conditioned rooms with views of Santorini's volcanic caldera. Travelers wishing to indulge themselves while on the island can explore Akrotiri's private villas, offering access to outdoor swimming pools and private terraces, ideal for hosting small parties and sunset dinners.
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