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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 27, 2014 NEW

We would definitely recommend a visit to this site and learn about all the history that Santorini, and Greece as a whole, has to offer. The site is completely covered, well maintained and comfortable, even in the middle of the day where the temperature peaks. There are a great deal of signs detailing information regarding the artifacts; however, if you... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our guide, as well as Tripadvisor's rating and comments, foreshadowed an interesting visit. In fact, there is very little to see and what there is could be accompanied by much better displays. Too bad... Besides, if you go there, go to the prehistoric museum in Fira first, that makes it easier to imagine how things looked at the time. Also,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you have any interest in history, do not miss this. The site is completely covered by a cutting edge building which works in harmony with the environment, protects you from the sun, and is interesting in it's own right. This is probably the most significant site in the world for the Minoan era. But you have to spring 10... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A very interesting place to visit. It is much larger than I was expecting and so unusual and welcoming that an archeological site is housed in an air-conditioned building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was an excellent little find on the way to the red beach at Akrotini. The site has a really fascinating story especially regarding the amazing bioclimatic building. This was the highlight of my day touring around Santorini. The site is really well protected from the elements and the nature of the building makes it cool whilst allowing lots of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

As this is all undercover a break from the sunshine - it is amazing what they have found from their past - just make sure you get to the museum before 3pm in Fira to see all the artefacts and painting Only 5 euros well worth

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The ruins of Akrotiri are well worth the visit. Amongst all the hedonistic pleasures of this beautiful island, it is well worth taking the time to support local conservation of a world class archaeological site, and to be reminded of our transience in this world. The huge building covering the ruins, and the scale of the ruins reminded me of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to be able to follow a group of French tourists who had hired a guide, because very little is posted about the ruins throughout the site (don't worry, I tipped the guide and thanked her). That being said, this site is AMAZING! For a history buff, it's definitely a must! The site is indoors, well-lit and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Not enough history to read there about this site. Also where there was some descriptions they were rather boring.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

There is nothing remotely interesting to see. The site is very disorganized and they do not make a difference between what was rebuilt as to how they think it was and what is there in its original state. No archeological site should have slabs of cement in the kids if the 'findings'. Very disappointed however if you are a European... More

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