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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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Akrotiri site

This is a must when you visit Santorini. It is virtually a day, full of interest, and insight into the history of this island. So easy to get to by bus from Fira, check times at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a must when you visit Santorini. It is virtually a day, full of interest, and insight into the history of this island. So easy to get to by bus from Fira, check times at bus station.such a lot to see and enjoy.

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Huffman, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

World class site Loses a bit of something with the murals stripped away but on par with Pompeii in quality

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the archaeological site was very interesting and great to have some insight into Ancient Greek life, the ruins themselves were not overly impressive. (Last summer we visited Mexico, so our standards are a bit high.) The most interesting part about the site was the conversation efforts and the amazing facility they have built it protect it. Make sure to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The air conditioning is a god send, you can walk right up to some of the buildings. Very interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredibly interesting, I did not get a tour but I overheard one going around in front of me and I would have to advise getting one, the lady seemed very knowledgeable and some of the extra information I overheard really helped my understanding of the ruins. 6euro each or when you are over 65 you can get a combo ticket... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had received countless recommendations to visit the Akrotiri site and unfortunately underwhelmed with the whole experience. I don't mean to diminish the important work they're doing to uncover the ancient town, but as a visitor I felt the site wasn't ready. I truly believe the site will be a wonder, once they uncover more of the buildings and allow... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While I am very interested in architecture und history, I was very disappointed regarding this site. This is due to the fact that literally all interesting finds have been removed to museums, mostly the National Museum in Athens and to a lesser degree the museum in Fira. So what you find here is basically rubbles and ancients bricks. Altogether, Akrotiri... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Went here first in 2001 when you could actually walk through the ruins, since then they have built overhead walkways, still very intresting to see how people lived prior to the volcanic eruption sometime prior to BC. If you visit Santorini this is a must do trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Great experience walking through this ancient site. It was like seeing the past and they have made the walk through the site very manageable in a short period of time and allowing for areas to stop and spend as long as you want

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

Stopped here with our tour guide (Chara from yoursantoriniguide - who as a side note was amazing!!) while on Santorini for a few days before touring the rest of Greece. It was a wonderful way to see what goes into a site dig - and to complete the picture when you see objects in a museum. The site is wonderfully... More 

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