Having decided on a slightly rainy day that we would take a drive to Akrotiri to visit the archaeological site, our adventure began. Just finding it can be an experience as the road signage in Santorini is minimal at best. But when you have good company in the car, it doesn't matter whether you take a few wrong turns.
Having finally found the site, we paid our €5 each (children free) and entered a covered area approx 200 square foot. It houses a site that is 3500 years old & is still undergoing excavation.
Just like Pompeii, it gives a true insight into life for ancient Greeks with a number of houses still fairly intact, pots, bedsteads etc. you are able to walk amongst the ruins via a series of raised walkways getting you up close & personal with the stories of old. We chose not to take a guided tour as, for an 8 yr old, it may have been overly detailed in content. Had I visited alone, or with other adults only, I may have chosen a tour as there is limited information once inside as to everything you are looking at.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed the site & would recommend a visit.
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