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Address: Akrotiri 84700, Greece
Phone Number: 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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Very intresting archeological site

This site is very intresting and very nicely build all inside a huge hall. You can see many kinds of buildings, furniture and pottery, which have remain in very good condition

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Isoheltti
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Nurmijarvi, Finland
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Nurmijarvi, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This site is very intresting and very nicely build all inside a huge hall. You can see many kinds of buildings, furniture and pottery, which have remain in very good condition

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really interesting site. Entry is €13. Completely covered so nice and cool inside. There is little brochures available in different languages with some information on the site. Lots of signage everywhere with information on the digs and discovery. Can easily see everything in less than an hour.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We hired a quad bike for the day and this was in our list of things to see and it didn't disappoint. Entrance is pricey ( like everything in Santorini) at €12 each and if you want a guided tour it's another €10 each! We opted to go without a guide and although there was some signage it wasn't great.... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great to see what a fabulous job they have done with the restoration of this place. A whole city, covered by the ashes and debris of the great eruption of the Santorini volcano thousands if years ago! The eruption that is said to have destroyed the minoan civilization in Crete!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We rented a car and drove to The Akrotiri Archaeological Site after visiting the smaller museum in Fira. It was helpful to have seen some of the exhibits at the museum in Firs first since it gave the Akrotiri site some additional context. We just wandered around the site but there were also guided group tours.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The site is amazing and the curators have done a great job making this site accessible for tourists. However, there is limited signage to really learn the history of the place and the people who lived there. I would definitely recommend hiring a guide if you have an interest in this site. Be advised, this site is close to Red... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ashamed to say that I was not very aware of Akrotiri before I got to Santorini. Some comparison can be made with Pompeii. However the tour was much more comfortable and informative. The site is covered so you are not baking like would be in Pompeii. The guided tour gave very good information and painted a nice picture about life... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The site where the ancient town was discovered is impressively presented in a huge covered area for one to walk around and admire. Unfortunately there are only very few signs to describe what we were seeing and no guides in the guide booth to take us through. Eventually we found a guide but he wanted 60 euro for the hour... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Akrotiri is very interesting. Well worth the visit. Similar in nature to Pompeii. It's meaningful because it makes you think about prehistoric civilization as we know it. Obviously, there is more to me learned. Well organized.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great spot to visit, the ruins are in a protected and covered area (so nice respite from the sun, for those who go in the height of the season). Fascinating to wander round, though admittedly the signage could be improved on - they do provide a diagram but it's tricky to get your bearings between the diagram and ruins. Probably... More 

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