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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Akrotiri 84700, Greece
GPS N36.35 E25.40
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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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Akrotiri 84700, Greece
GPS N36.35 E25.40
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is certainly a "must" visit place if you are in Santorini in combination with the pre-historic museum in Fira. Excellent archeological site with astonishing historical value not only Santorini but the whole of the Mediterranean basin. This is the Pompeii of Greece, without the...More

Thank L P
Reviewed yesterday

We came here on a tour and it is definitely the way that you need to experience the site. There is so much to learn and a tour need not take too long. There are a lot of things that can be learned and a...More

Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to the site. Give yourselves two hours. Ideal if you can get a guide. There is a window by the ticket desk. 10euro Pp if you have 9 or more. or 90 for your family. Allow yourself 90 minutes for the guided tour....More

Thank dsmdoc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Impressively large archaeological site, well sign posted. Adult €12 A fair amount of information all around the site. You can also take guided tours too.

Thank Deanne C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Extremely well preserved archaeological site dating I believe from the Minoan civilisation & destroyed by volcanic eruption. Don't take my word for it though as we didn't have a guide. Definitely a must see. We thought the site was breathtaking. It was undercover which though...More

Thank Agathaisthebest
Reviewed 3 days ago

The archaeological site at Akrotiri is fantastic! My wife and I had visited the Museum of Prehistoric Thera and were very excited to see the actual site where many of their displays were discovered. We spent about 2 hours walking amongst the ruins and learning...More

Thank Birk3
Reviewed 5 days ago

The excavation of Akrotiri began in the late 1960s, so it is a relative newbie to sites like the Acropolis or the Roman Coliseum. That has several advantages because modern thinkers had the foresight to eventually enclose the site so workers as well as visitors...More

Thank rnbsdad
Reviewed 6 days ago

The archaeological site is incredibly well preserved and the experience very well created with the facility it's housed in. Kids under 18 are free...seniors half price. It's definitely worth 45-60 minutes for an excursion to see it. Quick hitter, feel a bit smarter and cultured...More

Thank BaldEagleWings
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We hired a car as we wanted to see more of the island. As we both love history we decided to go to Akrotiri. The museum costs 12 Euros for adults. The site has the excavated ruins of a Minoan bronze aged settlement which was...More

Thank Gaff_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at 10 but waited for an hour before kindly Danish family took the hit on a tour with Penny. (Minimum number in a tour is 9 people for 90€ we were 5). Worth doing, but pretty chaotic system for booking a tour. Once in,...More

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June 18, 2017|
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Response from Tak C | Reviewed this property |
You can join yourself
Karen C
June 5, 2017|
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Response from Car01948 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely, or hire a quad bike or car - essential for seeing the island, but the buses run every hour and are cheap.
Ellen W
May 23, 2017|
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Response from BexKibb | Reviewed this property |
You can get a local bus from the bus station in Fira. It only costs about €2 each way and they are pretty regular. It drops you off right outside.