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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Akrotiri 84700, Greece
GPS N36.35 E25.40
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Ranked #5 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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Samsun, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It is a perfect place to understand the history of the humans. You should read some on Minos before you go there if you are traveling alone. An amazing history and civilization wait you there. You will be amazed by the ruins of this society.

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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was a very interesting site but I would have liked to have more examples of recreations and history of the people that lived there. It is not expensive at 5 euros but with so many other wonderful sites in Greece I would go to the Acropolis or Delos instead.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is the local equivalent of Pompei, although no dead people were found (they evacuated in time). It is amazing as you get a real life view of the city, and you feel you are walking through a live city.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Although the famous paintings are in Athens, the feeling at the site is really great. Walking in between ancient two stories buildings you feel the history.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Definetly worth going there! I would recommend you to get a guide outside so he can explain you everything about the old city, about the guide try to form a group of 4 to 5 and you'll pay only 10 euros each for the guide and is very nice!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

5 euros to see a poor-quality site which was uninspiring and uninteresting. The member of staff on the entrance desk was rude to visitors in front of us and ignorant towards us not acknowledging us at all but merely thrusting tickets through the window when money was handed in. This is a total waste of money and buses will drive... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you're into history, this is the place to go. It's a bit of a mystery so it's an interesting experience as they piece together the data they've collected. It's cheap to get in so throw down and take the guided tour. Otherwise it just looks like old rocks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This experience is under an eco-cover and is a welcome escape from the heat. The ruins are well explained and yes, as has been mentioned by others, all the artifacts have been removed to the musuem in Fira. Even so, you get an idea of how the ancient Greeks lived their lives before the volcanic explosion. I can't get over... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Only 5 Euros entry. Amazing step back in time. Excellent guided tours which tell the story of the volcanic explosion and the years of archeological exploration. Really enjoyed the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The experience was very enjoyable and there is a lot to see. My issue is that there were a lot of interesting things dug up that are in the museum in Fira. It was have been much better to have had them both together. Nonethless, it is still worth visiting. NB: Although the Eco-Shelter built is very impressive, it still... More

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