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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Akrotiri 84700, Greece
+30 2286 081939
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Akrotiri 84700, Greece
+30 2286 081939
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did not take a guided tour but walked around the site and there was no entry fee when we went. Even if you aren't a history buff, it is worth taking a look around to see how centuries ago there was a civilization, to...More

Thank Sunita S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guided tour covered this place and I must say the guide did a fantastic job in explaining everything to make it very interesting.

Thank wolfverine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit for history of Santorini, amazing to learn about how developed the society was. Does not take too long to get through so plan to check out the Red Beach when you are in the area.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a history geek especially for this era, i was really looking forward to this but left with a feeling of slight disappointment. You must do a guided tour €10 which was very informative but I had to wait over an hour until they got...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not sure if there are many places in the world where you can visit a live archaeological dig, but this felt pretty unique. It’s a huge area, all undercover, and you can walk around and get a really good look at the unearthed buildings...More

Thank Ali S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The work that has been done at this site through the years is amazing, however, in my opinion, this site lacks an area with a video that could explain many things about the site, its inhabitants’ culture, way of life, etc. I still recommend visiting...More

Thank roamifiwant2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy enough to get to by bus from fira, the site is all covered with a roof . I would have liked to see more artifacts. The wc is very clean.

Thank retired299
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Akrotiri was the first port of call during our full-day tour of Santorini and we were both amazed at the sheer size of the site and how our guide brought every part of the ruins to life. It's worth spending a couple of hours wandering...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The site under cover is at least three football fields in size. As mentioned before the site is only 3% discovered. You can only imagine how the lifestyle was some 3000 years ago. Plan a visit and time to linger and be amazed.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Akrotiri is a well preserved and protected under a huge structure. There is a guided path with posters explaining the history and daily life of the ancient people of Akrotiri. If you are a lover of all things ancient and historical, then you should visit...More

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November 11, 2017|
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Response from db7477 | Reviewed this property |
Ask upon arrival to join a group tour. You may need to wait for a minimum quantity of others to arrive.
Justine L
October 17, 2017|
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Response from pammydiver | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not sure what the hours are, especially in the "off season". The entry was around 10 Euro a person. You could pay extra for a private tour guide, which can be split with others that speak the same language, even if you... More
September 21, 2017|
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Response from Rickycandela | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about lockers. But you can hire a guide at the ticket booth, (highly recommended) they are all certified guides and speak very good English and other languages.