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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Address: Akrotiri 84700, Greece
Phone Number: GPS N36.35 E25.40
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Akrotiri
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This ancient city was covered in a heap of volcanic ash, preserving...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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 January 25, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the archaeological site and the entire complex with roof overhead made the visit very nice in the hot sunny day.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

It's a shame the money has run out and no work has been carried out for a number of years but what they have uncovered is interesting. The talk at the start of the tour was over-long. Also didn't appreciate at one point being told we have to walk quickly past the next buildings and that if anyone in the... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Extremely interesting sight on the far side of the island. Unlike most archaeological sites it is enclosed, so a great option when the island sun is unbearable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It was very impressive to see all they had excavated however there was very little to read to explain exactly what you were looking at and where abouts you were on the map. Needs more work if you are to pay to go in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Akrotiri is an ancient settlement from the Minoan age which is the 17th century B.C. A volcano erupted in 1630 B.C. and the citizens fled leaving behind their pottery, tools, etc. There is a student discount with an I.D. The entire building is enclosed with wooden walkways above the ongoing excavations. Photos are allowed and the narratives are written in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

When in Santorini, you should most definitely visit this site. Entrance fee is about EUR5 per person if not mistaken, you can take a walk along the boardwalks and appreciate the ancient civilization that used to call this place home in the past. The village that they excavated has plenty of interesting history in it, so history-lovers will love this... More 

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jaipur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is a small sized attraction in comparison to the other Greek sites but appearances are deceptive. A very beautifully excavated village which is being well preserved. Seeing this makes you marvel and realize that the earlier era people were well organized and had high living standards. A visit to Santorini without Akrotiri is incomplete.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This site is beautifully contained and undercover so makes for an interesting visit if you have a day where the weather is not so nice. Take a bus from Fira (very cheap) and the bus will stop just outside the entrance. The excavation is brought to life by engaging a tour guide although there are wonderful information boards everywhere inside... More 

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Ventura, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you get the chance, I highly recommend a tour of this site. Although the site itself is relatively small and kind of plain at first glance, an explanation of what they've found (and what they haven't found) is incredibly fascinating. I usually prefer self-guided tours, but in this instance I would've missed quite a bit about the advanced nature... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It is almost around 28 years ago when I have visited the place for the first time. In the just uncovered ruines there was a laurel wreath in the place where prof. Marinatos ,leader of the excavation died. The place was superb.You can see how people lived at that period(Minoan age settlement in the volcanic island of Sandorini).Their houseswhich have... More 

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