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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

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Address: Akrotiri 84700, Greece
Phone Number: GPS N36.35 E25.40
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Description: This ancient city was covered in a heap of volcanic ash in the late 17th...
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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Nice site, better with guide

We went inside and at that point a guide (big lady, black hair and coming from Crete) of a tour was starting her story. We quietly sat down and listened what she had to say. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We went inside and at that point a guide (big lady, black hair and coming from Crete) of a tour was starting her story. We quietly sat down and listened what she had to say. It made the experience much more interesting. So look for the house with 2 levels, the toilet, go through the street and realize yourself that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

To consider that these ruins are over five thousand years old is incredible. It is unfortunate that most of the relics have been removed and relocated to a museum, but the history is enough to make the experience worthwhile. It is certainly a plus to have the whole place under a modern roofing structure. It is also very interesting that... More 

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CO DURHAM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It is unbelievable that they have only uncovered 10% of this ancient site and such a shame that they are no longer working on it. Fascinating place to visit and all under cover and climate controlled.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The guides cost 60 EU which is a lot for just one couple. But multiple couples can band together and hire one together and a guide REALLY improves the experience. All you have to do is arrive and then ask people as they come in if they would be interested in sharing the cost of a guide.

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Siliguri, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I’m usually quite interested in looking at historical monuments and visiting museums of various sorts, but this one failed to keep me interested for very long. Having never heard of Akrotiri before my visit, I could not really wrap my head around the significance of it. It is wonderfully preserved and some of it is a joy to look at,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A must if you are here on the island,from the ancient ruins to the 3 floor buildings(!) to the hot-cold water system, you are just left amazed and wondering.....could it be possible?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Interesting site, well looked after, good one to visit if you are interested in archeology Parking is easy on the site, It is all in the covered area and well ventilated, escape from strong sun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We always thought Santorini was all "blue and white buildings on top of a hill." Then we toured Akrotiri with our group! Wow. I am certain archeological digs are not high on everyone's list (yes, I know why would you go to Greece and NOT visit archeological digs) on this romantic island. But the way they have prepared the site... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this site - it's staggering to view the remains of a 3500 year old city, so amazingly preserved (visit the companion museum in Fira, also). We went in the morning, so it wasn't too crowded. I rated it only 4 stars because I felt the explanatory information on the self-tour sign-boards throughout the site could have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's the Santorini Pompeii and it's very interesting to visit and get to know more about Santorini. Don't skip this Archaeological Site during your trip!

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Address: Address: Akrotiri 84700, Greece
Phone Number: GPS N36.35 E25.40
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Akrotiri

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