Akrotiri, Akrotiri

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Set your clock back a few thousand years with a visit to Akrotiri, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption around 1627 BCE. The volcanic ash buried the remains of many everyday objects used by the settlement's inhabitants, preserving for posterity the ancient way of life of a long-lost culture. Some historians suggest this archeological site, once an important port city on the Aegean, served as an inspiration for Plato's story of Atlantis, a supposedly fictional place mentioned in two of the philosopher's major works. To gain a better understanding of the lost community, take a guided tour around the excavation site. You can plan Akrotiri trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • If You are interested in archeology, this place is really amazing! The first habitation at the site dates from the Late Neolithic times (at least the 4th millennium BC)., It was during centuries exten...  more »
  • Read reviews about the fact that it is not worth the money spent, the usual ruins, etc., so went only because we had to kill time. And very happy that it happened! At the entrance of the Pavilion immediately droops jaw:) And the size of the city, and from what so skillfully done serving. Walking very comfortable, not hot, everything is clearly visible. When approached one of the screens, it just started the Russian version of the mini-excursions-it was very interesting. Oh and the ruins themselves interesting to consider, to see the level of civilization at that time. P.s. for children up to 18-minute entrance is free.
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  • We were recommended to visit this site and were not disappointed. All the works are under cover so it is not weather dependent. If you are over 65 take your passport for proof of age to get a discount...  more »
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  • A wonderfully preserved ancient site, older than most any big attraction in Greece. Well organized and easy access all around. Must go with a knowledgeable guide to get the most out of it.
  • Lovely day! Beautiful food served by very friendly locals. Also visited the Venetian castle and the original town ruins at the archaeological site. Fascinating stuff xxx
  • The excavation is huge! I didn't expect an entire town, with boardwalks offering views into ancient buildings with intact pottery and staircases and more. The West House in particular was amazing, and had a cool video showing a rendered version of it as it was. The building enclosing the site is beautiful, too. My kids had a harder time getting excited but still enjoyed it :)
  • I visited this archeological site 25 years ago and it was awesome as you could wander through the street of this ancient city. Now the center part seems to be closed off, and you can only walk around the perimeter. Still interesting.
  • I absolutely loved seeing this. We have also seen Pompeii and I find it fascinating how different these two places are yet are also similar. This is a must see on Santorini!
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