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“Amazing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Akrotiri Archaeological Site
Akrotiri 84700, Greece
GPS N36.35 E25.40
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Ancient Akrotiri and Santorini Wineries Tour
Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Akrotiri
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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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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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

If you're in Santorini don't miss this!!!!!! Even if there was nothing else on this unique island it would be worth traveling to just to visit the excavations of Akrotiri!

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“The dig”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Have seen this slowly evolve over 30 years. Was great to see it protected in permanent structure. Very interesting to see the streets and buildings and much more to unearth. Keep up the good work. It should get more publicity.

Visited August 2013
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

You must go round with a guide. They will inform you of so much which you would otherwise miss. It really is amazing to see this preserved civilisation from over 3500 years ago.

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“So,so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

There is not much to see at Akrotiri.Rocks from 3500 years ago which are believed to be houses and ''the lost city of atlantis'' it's not very interesting unless you really are into history and archeology.Five euro per person is way to much for this site.Just my personal opinion,others may find this site interesting.

Visited September 2013
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“A lot of stones...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

After I visited this place I realized I can easily live without seeing it. It seemed super exciting at the moment we entered (its indoor!!!!) but then we realized it is not possible to understand anything without a guide...the indication was very poor. The guide was 60 euro, The booklets were not enough to understand whats going on. All in all, we felts as walking around random stones without understanding anything. It was sad that everything interesting (wall paintings, musaics, different objects) was taken away to museums and there were only bare ruins. Some of the stuff was exposed in the Prehistoric Therra museum in Fira, other was in Athens. Entrance 5 euro. Closed on Mondays. Bus stop right infront of the place (busses once per 30min).

Visited September 2013
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