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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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I must admit, I wasn't totally blown away by this archaeological site. My girlfriend and I were staying in Kamari and made a special trip out to Akrotiri to go to this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I must admit, I wasn't totally blown away by this archaeological site. My girlfriend and I were staying in Kamari and made a special trip out to Akrotiri to go to this archaeological site. It's fantastically easy to get to as the public transport in Santorini is brilliant - just hop on a bus to Akrotiri from Fira, and hey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit, Pompei in miniature. very well preserved, well guided, and a great place to see the way the ancient Minoians live. Highly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very cool to see the remains of the ancient city. If you are really interested in learning about the site and the history, I would definitely recommend doing a guided tour. We decided to opt out of a guided tour and just looked at the signs, but I feel like we missed a lot.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One of my favourite visits while in Santorini! I visited here while on a bus tour and got a guided tour of the site which I would highly recommend as they give plenty of interesting information. Definitely worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was pretty cool. Iran who did not want to be like Indiana Jones when they were growing up...I found myself in a corner of this amazing city (for real it's like a light city) and could just imagine finding some awesome butties treasure! Lots of placards and honestly just walking around taking all of it in was suburb. Must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to learn about the history of the island and the excavations are in a temperature regulated building so it's also a break from the heat. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared so much information and pointed out artifacts they have found. I definitely learned a lot of the history of this amazing island.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I will definetely agree with all the 'must see' reviews. I visited the site without a guide and it was an amazing experience. So inspiring..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing remains of ancient port city that was consumed and preserved by volcanic eruption. The dig is only a fraction of the city and easy to tour in an hour. The ruins are under cover and viewable from above-ground level boardwalks. Should see the ruins first and then the Museum of Ancient Thira (not at site but in Thera) which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A really cool piece of ancient history! You can go in with or without a guide. We walked by ourselves. There are many places to stop and read about what you are looking at.

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Campton, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a must see if you are on the island . We went on a guided tour which was soooo worth it. Katarina was a great guide as well.

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

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