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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Akrotiri 84700, Greece
GPS N36.35 E25.40
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Akrotiri
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: This ancient city was covered in a heap of volcanic ash, preserving...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: This ancient city was covered in a heap of volcanic ash, preserving it for present-day archeologists and interested tourists.
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London, England
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This site is desperate for money. They have made massive strides to get where they are, but it's clear theat nothing much is going to happen without finance. Thats a real shame as it's an absolute marvel. However, to get the most out of the vist you really want to pay or get onto a tour with a guide. You'll... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Worth visiting. It would help to read up about it before hand if you want to appreciate what you are viewing. There are a couple of guides to explain if you are willing to pay extra but you are able to walk around on your own. Takes about an hour but could be shorter if you don't stop to look... More 

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Wattersdorf, Bayern, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you are interested in history this is the place to be. The oldest town in the world and so well preserved. the whole museum is inside so it doesnt matter what the weather is outside. you can take time and enjoy seeing the old ruins. People made an awesome job bringing these ruins back to life and on display.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There is a feeling of visiting the past here... lots of ruins to see and wonder around at your leasure. Very educational!

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Its an attraction that boasts of glorious past.. but in reality, its just an accidental find that neither glorifies the past not ignites the appetite of a history buff. A clear pass for me and I wouldnt have missed a thing if I had not visited this place.

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Houston, Texas
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78 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you're a history buff or a ruins geek, you'll LOVE this place. It was an ancient city (1600 BC??) It has been unearthed and preserved for us to investigate. Great attraction--don't miss it!!

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Vaasa, Finland
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26 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We took the bus from Fira to see these ruins. There ruins are indoors so it doesn't matter what the weather is like. Historically a very interesting site so definitely worth a visit. It's quite impressive to see how well some parts have been preserved. The site is not that huge so you do not need that much time to... More 

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New Braunfels, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

They have done an awesome job bringing these ruins back and displaying them. It's shocking to think of the thriving civilization that was there and then poof - gone.

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Pokhara, Nepal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Attracted mostly by the road with its numerous hairpins we discovered this lost city dating back to 1600 BC and having prospered and survived the greek and roman civilisations prior to falling into oblivion, until it was re-discovered early 20th century. We were there in the off season meaning that there were five more visitors on sight ...a true delight... More 

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Santorini, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Do not miss this!!!! It is fantastic!!!! You MUST visit this! The oldest city in world so well preserved!

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