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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 yesterday 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 2 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

Thank Genevieve D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit the site on off season and the lady at the ticket booth the entrance is free on Sunday. I am not sure if it is every Sunday though. It is very accessible by bus from Fira (takes approx 40mins). The bus back to...More

Thank Ghia A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This dig is protected by a roof. It is so exciting to actually see the streets and buildings and some artifacts uncovered from 3000 years ago before the Bronze Age!!!. We wanted to have a tour but nobody else was there to join us. We...More

Thank Jacqueline f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of my trip to Santorini. I really enjoy history and visiting historical sites. We were lucky in being able to join another tour group and the guide was excellent. I would highly recommend taking a tour or hiring a guide as...More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s unbelievable that this area was inhabited as far back as 3000 BC. The remains indicate they were likely prosperous traders. There are houses (some 2 and 3 stories tall), paved streets, drainage and sewage systems, and high quality pottery. Sadly this Minoan Bronze Age...More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please get a tour guide to explain to you the citadel, artifacts and progress of the excavation, although unfortunately now they do not have the money to do more. It is a wonderful place to know more about how civilization was over 3 thousand years...More

Thank guerrerocara
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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.