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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Akrotiri 84700, Greece
GPS N36.35 E25.40
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Akrotiri
Type: Ancient Ruins
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 July 11, 2014 NEW

The Akrotiri Archaeological site is worth visiting given that it's one of the most important prehistoric settlements in Europe. The dig is still ongoing but it is being presented nicely in a cool and shaded exhibition. Even though there's plenty of information in the venue it may worth hiring a tour guide to get the most out of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Price to get in is 5 euros and the experience is worth it. Ruins are in a really good condition and gives you a clear idea of how the city was structured and how people lived and adapted their houses after the several earthquakes and volcano explosion the lived. Some of the walls and vessels remain almost untouched! A big... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This was really interesting and well worth a visit. No need to pay for a guide to take you around site. The information is well documented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This is absolutely a must see attraction if you have time in the Thera area. We rented a car for a day in Oia and went around Santorini which was fantastic! (only paid EUR50) for the rental! Good access to the site, easy parking; a short walk with take you to a "covered" archeological site that almost blends in with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Happy to hear that Akrotiri was reopened with a new roof and footpaths to follow. You really need a tour guide since there is not an abundance of signs. Work on the site moves slowly since Greece does not seem to have a large budget to proceed quickly with this excavation site. However there is still plenty to see during... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Ancient history at your perusal, wonderful exhibits even for a non-archealogical type like us. Covered area makes a good respite from the sunny hot weather.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

A really interesting place to visit. You pay 5 euro each. All city is indoor so you don't have to worry about sun and high temperature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The excavation of this site has been going on for decades. The permanent covering and walkways around the site make it quite unique. It is worth getting a guide to learn more, but even without one, this place is a must for Santorini tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The site was excavated by an archeologists in the 1960's and it earthed signs of how locals were living 4-5,000 years ago. The importance of the island, their civilisation and mostly how life was there about 2,000 years ago. Ruins from settlements with some elements of their civilisation and detailed descriptions of their lives makes the visit very intresting indeed.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

What an amazing location. Significant earthquakes and volcanic eruptions mean there are layers of civilisation upon each other. The new building for the site is excellent, making it a cool temp any time of day, and allowing you views both from above the site, and time to walk between the ancient buildings themselves. Info is good but a little sparse.... More

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