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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Akrotiri 84700, Greece
GPS N36.35 E25.40
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Ancient Akrotiri and Santorini Wineries Tour
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Akrotiri
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This fascinating site must be visited in person since no pictures can do it justice! The only we missed was replicas of the objects found and the wall paintings, now in the Prehistoric Museum at Fira and at the National Museum in Athens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We rented a car for a day during our visit to Santorini. Drove from Imerovigli to Akrotiri to see this site. Beautiful views on the way there of the caldera seen from the South end were a bonus. We enjoyed our visit to this interesting site. The exhibit are well marked and there are plenty of descriptions in English. While... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are visiting Santorini, you must go see Akrotiri. We rented a quad and rode down to the site. While some of the ride was scary due to the other drivers, it was well worth it for the views. When you get to the site, parking was easy and signage is good to get inside. We opted to not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

It was much more/better than we expected; the sheer age (1650 - 1500 BC) of it and the cultural richness of that time was amazing. The protecting building is impressive and makes the visit comfortable no matter the weather. You should definitely include this is in any visit to Santorini.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

well preserved and educational 15-30mins to get around the whole site - 5e it would have been nice to have had more signs and labels to explain what exactly you were looking at

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

There are a couple of great reasons to visit Akrotiri: 1. Beautiful Location The trip will take you through the hills with spectacular views and places for wine tasting 2. Easy to Reach The public bus from Fira is affordable and very comfortable 3. Site is Protected and Impressive Most archaeological sites in Greece are "whistle" stops meaning you can... More

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Avondale Estates, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

We rented a quad (4-wheeler) and went to this site. It's well maintained and really interesting. Honestly, it's incredible that so much has been discovered from thousands of years ago. The site is huge and only a small percent has been unearthed. It reminds me of Pompeii but actually kind of cooler.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you have a spare couple of hours then it is worth a trip out to this site. It is easily reached with a public bus from the Santorini main bus station. The site is is completely housed inside a warehouse-type building. It is still under excavation. Whilst all of smaller items that were found here have been moved to... More

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Excellent site, undercover in a rather elaborate building so protected of the weather decides to turn on you. You won't get the sheer scale of this site until you visit. With walkways around the outer edges and some delving into the street, you get an up close and personal view of the houses, some of which were huge! The best... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I love archaeological sites. But this one left me disappointed. The site is Minoan and very very old, much older than "classic" Greek sites. There's little to see - a jumble of buildings and some pottery. The site is housed under a huge building indoors to protect the ruins. On our tour, I felt rushed and we were not allowed... More

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