Seeing the "work in progress" excavations in Akrotiri was a highlight of our "cruise ship" day in Santorini. To walk through the well preserved ruins (under cover) - which represent only a small part of what was once a large city - was very interesting. We were amazed at the sophistication of the town, with a sewer system and hot and cold water. The best part was walking down a "main street" which had facades of three story buildings complete with large window openings, doors and pottery remains. No guide - just a brochure - and not enough time - but it was still amazing to see an ancient city that was more than just foundations. There is conjecture that this city may have been the inspiration for the Atlantis that Plato talked about. We rented a car and drove (both here and to Oia) with no problems. Enabled us to see a lot in a limited amount of time especially using our "CityMaps2Go" app that allowed us to track where we were via GPS and no WiFi. I believe there is a lot more that will be discovered here.
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