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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, preserving it for...
This ancient city was covered in a heap of volcanic ash, preserving it for present-day archeologists and interested tourists.
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As an archaeology student, I was completely blown away when I saw the archaeological complex. It's HUGE! Everything is inside what reminds me of a warehouse, and walkways lead... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

As an archaeology student, I was completely blown away when I saw the archaeological complex. It's HUGE! Everything is inside what reminds me of a warehouse, and walkways lead you around the entire perimeter so that you can get a good look at the site from all angles. It took us probably around half an hour to tour the entire,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It's interesting how far they have gone to preserve the site. The entire site is enclosed in an indoor warehouse with elevated walkways for visitors. However, at this point I didn't feel that the information presented gave a good feel for what life was actually like in this village. There were various information plaques but they were only somewhat helpful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We visited in mid March and besides the four of us there were only about ten people there. We took the public bus as it was only 20 minutes from Fira where we were staying. The bus dropped us off right outside the site which was handy. I think it was 6-8 Euros for adults and the kids were free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The social construction developed at this special historic period is realistically demonstrated at this exceptional monument.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We visited Akrotiri in early February and were the only people there. It was amazing to get the chance to wander through the elevated walk ways around the ancient buildings and discover this marvelous site. The site is enclosed a roofed so it was comfortable. I'm sure it is much more crowded in the season it was worth the trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Arrived after it closed (they close at 2 or 3pm), but decided to still make the drive up the switchback road for fun, and it was well worth it. The road was great fun to climb, and the views along the way were fantastic. I'm sure the site itself is great, too, but it was worth it just for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Now...This archeology place might not be to anybody taste but if you got a chance to visit it I suggest you do..It is huge..and it's a working site as they still digging up. It's amazing how it's survive earthquake and volcano...entry was at the time of visit is €5.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited the site during the off-season. It was seemingly vacant and we did not know what to expect having read nothing on the development or organisation of the excavation itself. When we entered we were astounded: the size of the site and care taken with the protection of this incredibly important site is brilliant. We wondered through the site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Only imagine, this place was a highly developed civilization yet in 1640 B.C., before the erruption of the volcano that changed the climate on the whole planet (there are evidances). Knowing this you will especially appreciate the prehistorical streets you are walking on, 3 storey buildings, almost same as now, inside waterpipe system and even a built-in toilet inside the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is the hidden city, covered by the volcano ashes and discovered during archeological activities. It is really well preserved and earths a visit

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