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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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This was a museum unlike others. You actually get to see the actual archeological site where the excavation takes place. Payouts can visualize where all the buildings are and walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This was a museum unlike others. You actually get to see the actual archeological site where the excavation takes place. Payouts can visualize where all the buildings are and walk through the town that exist before Christ!! They even had the first known toilet with plumbing. So far they uncover only 3% of the town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The site provides a peak at the historic civilization which is well preserved. A must visit attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We were travelling around the island on ATVs and found this site. It was 5 Euros to enter, but you would have paid more. The site is primarily under a well designed room so it is very comfortable to walk around as you are out of the sun, and there are board walks all around. Information signs help you with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

we stopped here on a conducted bus trip. To enter the site cost five euro per person. We were here for two hours and it was so well done. The site is 1000 years before Pompeii and 4000 years before Christ. The staff are knowledgable and it's quite easily to lose track of time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

First it is indoors. I think 5 eu to get in. About 2 acres that is still being uncovered. If you want a Snapshot idea of what happens when a volcano blows and indunates a area like a town. Jars , urns, walls,and floors. We like the building aspects. Stone work, slate, spouts, window and door openings. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The Minoan site at Akrotiri is very well presented, with lots of explanations and photos. Unfortunately, there is no restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

An amazing experience! The museum is huge, renovate with lots of antiques there. I saw a vase older than 4500 years! Very low prices. Would recommend!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My memories of touring ancient ruins (Greece, Turkey, Italy, Sicily) are predominantly hot. VERY HOT. So imagine my surprise when -- covered in sunscreen and toting heavy water bottles -- we arrived at the Akrotiri site to find that it is entirely INDOORS. The roofing structure is a marvel of ecological architecture, and it creates a comfortable viewing environment for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Akrotiri is a very cool site for those who like to be immersed in history. It is like a smaller version of Pompeii, and dates back 2000 years BEFORE the more popular Italian site. Only 3% of Akrotiri has been uncovered, with the rest waiting to be found once the Greek economic crisis is over and (*hopefully) there is money... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We managed to drive back to this site as it was closed the day before (avoid Monday's folks!). There is so much thought process that went on to preserve this site which studies and observations are still on going. The layout of the walkway for visitors is excellent as we get to view practically everything. It is a humbling experience... More 

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