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Address: Akrotiri 84700, Greece
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GPS N36.35 E25.40
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This ancient city was covered in a heap of volcanic ash in the late 17th...

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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Well worth a visit as part of a tour of the Island

We hired a car for a couple of days whilst staying in Imerovigli and decided that one of the must see sites are the ruins of Akrotiri. We have been to Olympus, Pompeii and other... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Glad we were forced to split our time on the island to 2 resorts otherwise we might not have ventured here but we had a lovely Meze lunch in a nearby tavern before heading across to this absolutely amazing site. It wasn't busy and despite being under cover was cool inside and we were able to walk amongst the ruins... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great visit to the Akrotiri Archaeological Site. Much bigger than I expected. Interesting to see how it is being conserved. Easy to get to by bus from Thira.

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Thank erwretired
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The excavations at Akrotiri are thoroughly impressive in their extent and in their contents. Some buildings are preserved up to a third story, and it's possible to see traces of both events that led to its demise, an earthquake and a volcanic eruption. The houses must have been truly luxurious, and it was actually a bit of work to convince... More 

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Simpsonville, SC
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating learning experience about life in 1,600 BC. Tour is indoors so bad weather is not an issue. The civilization was much more advanced than we expected

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the site on a tour and had the benefit of a tour guide. The information we gleaned from him made for a far better tour. The information concerning different areas of the site you would not glean without a guides input. Without a guide it's a waste of money. And if you are an OAP then take photo... More 

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Chalandri, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

if you come to Santorini you have to visit this archaeological site .The earliest evidence for human habitation of Akrotiri can be traced back as early as the fifth millennium BC, when it was a small fishing and farming village. By the end of the third millennium, this community developed and expanded significantly. One factor for Akrotiri’s growth may be... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seeing the Akrotiri Archaeological Site was possibly the best stop on our trip to Greece. It's just incredible the scope of this dig and what they have been able to discover about the architecture and lifestyle of the inhabitants. It almost makes you want to become an archeologist when you see what has been discovered.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Just got back from the site and for a rainy day activity it was okay. It was all under cover so for keeping us dry it gets top marks. As in other reviews the notice boards are very limited, we relied on imagination, info from our Santorini guide book and eavesdropping on guided tours. Could do a lot more to... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hired a car for a couple of days whilst staying in Imerovigli and decided that one of the must see sites are the ruins of Akrotiri. We have been to Olympus, Pompeii and other sites. Akrotiri is an impressive site, extremely well preserved and laid out so that you can easily navigate your way around. As with a previous... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to locate, plenty of parking, we went on Monuments Day so had free entrance. However, there is very little information given as you walk around and you come away feeling you didn't learn much about the city or the excavation work. It could be amazing if there was more detailed info available. Visited the Museum Of Prehistoric Thira, in... More 

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