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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Akrotiri 84700, Greece
+30 2286 081939
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Akrotiri was an incredible breathtaking experience. the city has been preserved in a remarkable condition considering it was buried by the volcanic ash for 1000s of years. the site itself is very well organized with professional guided tours and is something that must not be...More

Thank JeDem1975
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit only if you love archeology and such sites. Else forget. 6 euro ticket. May be boring for most people.

Thank aakash s
Reviewed 1 week ago

a place full of history I saw this place twice times and I recommended to see the civilization of archaic Cycladic you have to pay 15 euro for an adult

Thank oiv85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slightly off the beaten path, I recommend renting a car and driving down here instead of taking the bus. Do not pay for parking in their lot, drive a little further down to the water and it is free. The site itself is great! It...More

Thank mustangdmv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my 2nd trip to Akrotiri. There's been much improvement to the roofing structure, which I understand collapsed a number of years ago, & closed down the site for a few years. There is a new extensive raised walkway above the archaeological site, which...More

1  Thank gailo344
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A big surprise how high was the losting becouse of the voncan civilization of archaic cycladic period before 3400 yeard.

Thank giannisisland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit to the Akrotiri site and found it interesting to walk around and read about the history of the area. Would recommend you only need about a hour to have a good look around the site as it is not huge. We did...More

1  Thank Nic T
Reviewed January 15, 2018

Akrotiri is very interesting, and a must see while in Santorini. Better with a tour if possible, but not necessary because the plaques have very good information. It's best if you also visit to the archaeological museum in Fira, or the one in Athens to...More

1  Thank LkaplanDC
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

It is incredible to see the excavations, but sadly a big part of the “city” is closed in winter. So you can just walk around in a circle. Still nice to see though. Nice area and close to the beach. Easily accessible by bus.

Thank YnadN
Reviewed January 6, 2018

We visited this site in late December and pretty much had the place to ourselves. The outer route was the only route open, and we completed it in about 30 minutes max. The most interesting part was the area that included the pots/vessels. There is...More

Thank DesertDweller32
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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 Celia G | Reviewed this property |
I see someone else gave an answer about times / entrance fee. I would agree with the time for a visit. Also, I would advise you to have a guide because they give a great deal of information. If you have the opportunity, and... 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.