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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Akrotiri 84700, Greece
GPS N36.35 E25.40
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Ranked #5 of 12 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 September 21, 2014 NEW

We visited this as part of an excursion from our cruise. Although we had more than an hour here, my husband could have stayed much longer. How amazing to think they had running water/sewer so long ago. Do not miss this site!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The whole complex is under-cover so cool and shaded - hard to find in Santorini. The site itself is vast but easy to navigate, with plenty of information provided.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This site is very well looked after, is covered and accessible to those who cannot climb to ancient Thira (although my party preferred ancient Thira). It is well worth the visit, going to the museum in Fira first is a plus and then signage on site here is better than expected. Comparisons with Pompeii a little over stretched but well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We had this on our list of things to while visiting Santorini. I wasn't sure what I was going to think of it by the look of the photos etc. The pictures don't give you the full appreciation of this site. It is huge and the hisotry of it is so interesting. We got a private tour at only 10Euro... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

It was wonderful to have someone tell us all the history and information about the site. Can't beat it... well preserved and documented...Covered so the summer heat didn't get to you.

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

You simply have to see this place; it is fascinating - I enjoyed it more than Pompeii but then I went there decades ago I admit. However you do need a guide to bring the place alive. We had an excursion (I know this is not everyone's thing) and our guide was absolutely superb and is the main reason I... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The site was amazing and very interesting. They have done a wonderful job preserving the site for others to enjoy. We arrived there by public bus service, which was very easy to manueveur.

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Eltham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

These ruins dating back 3700 hundred years are brilliantly displayed in a covered facility. The information is a little limited but if you get the guided tour (or tag along with a bus tour) you get a lot more details. Perfect complement to the Prehistoric Museum in Fira.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

this place is worth seeing. It's crazy how these ruins are preserved. the history behind it is interesting. we had an awesome guide who was so enthusiastic in her explanations. You'll be blown away with the 3-story ruins they found.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is a very well preserved archeological site due to the fact it is covered by a building and has ramps to walk on througout, plus it blocks out the sunlight. The least expensive way to get to it from anywhere in Santorini is to take the public bus which drops you off directly in front of the sight. Know... More

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