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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Address: Akrotiri 84700, Greece
Phone Number: GPS N36.35 E25.40
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Ranked #3 of 12 things to do 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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Surabaya, Indonesia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Like most of Greece site, the place is more interesting if you know the story, the history and stuff. This is the ancient settlement of santorini / thira in a quite well reserved condition (some are reconstructed) - but visit the museum first so that you got a better view and history about what actually going on in this place.... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Site is a very interesting site to see. A must see actually. First as an architect i must say was impressed with the structure they have built to protect the archaeological site. Found it to be very elegant and suitable for the area. It's a nice walk, we took a guide with us to explain. You actually can see... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We visited the archaeological site of Akrotiri during the off-season and we were surprised that there were absolutely no other visitors, although we stayed there for about an hour! The construction that has been made on the site in order to protect the antiquities is obviously impressive. However, having watched several documentaries about "Akrotiri" we expected that more places would... More 

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Valencia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

If you like archeology and history, this is your place. One of the most ancient cities found in Greece, and I guess in Europe, the city was abandoned due to volcano eruption, and left a full picture of what life was more than 4000 years ago. Amazing place to see how developed that culture was. Easy to get, if you... More 

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Pineville, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

interesting, but not that much to see. The great thing about this site was it was all indoors and cool inside. Whereas, the temp outside was really hot.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Akrotiri is a bronze age settlement which was buried under layers of ash during a volcanic eruption 2000 years BC. It was discovered in the 1960s and has been excavated on and off since then (although funding has currently ceased due to the financial crisis). Like Pompeii, it's incredibly well preserved, however some of the artworks have been relocated to... More 

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Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Greeks have done a great job keeping Akrotiri protected. You don't need to spend a lot of time here but very cool to walk around the ruins for an hour or so and see the old city. Definitely check it out!

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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

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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