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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

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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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Interesting place, and worth a visit. The site is covered by a huge roof, what makes the site look like a museum. The old village is pretty intact, what gives a good impression of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting place, and worth a visit. The site is covered by a huge roof, what makes the site look like a museum. The old village is pretty intact, what gives a good impression of life during that period.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We drove one hour from Oia to visit the museum but was a bit disappointed. Parking was ok and entrace fee was cheap. However other than the old buildings, it was difficult to get a picture of how people lived during that period.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

While it’s fantastic to walk were people of Santorini used to walk and live and worship their gods 3500 years ago, you only get 100 % of it on a guided tour. Very few information of what there is there to see so you end up wandering while there’s so much to learn about it. On the positive side is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Akrotiri is a site of extreme archaeological importance, and is unique because of the level of preservation and conservation, due to the volcanic eruption. It's a shame that the frescos for which it is famous no longer reside in the site, and can instead be seen in the archaeological museums of Fira and Athens. There is quite a lot of... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you are into sightseeing the place is a must to see in Santorini. Consider walking towards the Red Beach for photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great thing to schedule into a trip to Santorini to give yourself a break from the sun and experience a mix of an ancient civilization along with a fascinating protective structure that surrounds it that is self-ventilating and nicely shaded. I've been to Pompeii as well, which I liked a little more from the civilization perspective, but... More 

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Florina, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very impressive considering how old the buildings are. Estimated 1700 yearsBC. Definitely worth a visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very well preserved, maybe go for a visit if you have time. If you're short on time I would not prioritise this as so many other things to do on the island, and this is quite far out. Head to the red and white beaches instead

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Akrotiri Archaeological Site is a place not to be missed by those who visit Santorini as it provides amazing insights on how people lived thousands of years ago and how advanced they were in the design of their settlement and houses. It is easy to view their accomplishments with the arrogance of today! If you think, however, that these... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If you are traveling with students make sure they bring student ID otherwise they will be charged the full price to enter. Great exhibit to say the least.

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