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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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very impressive and well protected under the roofing.

This place has good explanations for self guided visits. If at all possible, make sure you also visit the museum at Fira where most of the best finds are exhibited in a fine way.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Sempach, Switzerland
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Sempach, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has good explanations for self guided visits. If at all possible, make sure you also visit the museum at Fira where most of the best finds are exhibited in a fine way.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love history, and knew a little of the Minoan culture, that they were quite advanced thousands of years before the Romans. But to see the huge site in person really puts it in perspective. Take around an hour to tour the whole site (it is under-cover out of the sun) and read all the information boards explaining the rooms,... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fascinating look back at prehistoric site, all under cover with lots of details about the history around the building. You could choose to have a guide if you liked

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is an amazing piece of history, a must see in my opinion. It's not as big as Pompei (I noticed some people compare them) and maybe not as impressive but still very interesting. But if you have no interest in history or archaeology you might be a little disappointed, especially since you have to pay 12 euro to see... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Akrotiri Archaeological Site is truly a must visit for all people traveling to Santorini. One of the great wonders of Europe, Akrotiri ranks alongside Pompeii (79 CE/AD) as a place that was covered with volcanic ash so that an ancient civilization was preserved by the volcano that destroyed it. However, Akrotiri was covered by ash in 1630 BCE! or nearly... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The extent of the Pompeii-esque ruins is astonishing, and it is all under cover to allow for easy navigation. You can even walk amongst the ruins! Would be really great if they offered an option for an audio guide.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is quite an experience to visit this old site - remains of a town buried in volcano ashes more than 3000 years ago. However, there are very few objects left - and one must imagine how the various buildings looked with frescoes intact. We had thought there would be some reconstructed areas like Knossos (or Pompey). Anyway, a visit... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A real holiday treat if you love history, want to know more about the islands history our just need somewhere còoler for the day! 12 euro entry and with free wifi so you can read the internet as you walk round or wait for a guided tour. Incredible to see how they lived.

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My husband and I visited this archeological site, from Kamari, on a local bus. When we arrived, we paid the entrance fee of €12. We walked to the tour guide station and there was a tour about to leave. We joined the tour, which cost an additional €10 each. I am so glad we paid for a guide as she... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was our first stop on a full day Santorini tour and it was an amazing experience. Seeing Ancient Akrotiri as it was when it was frozen in time was a sight to see. We had a tour guide that was an archaeologist there and really gave us some great insight and information. Truly amazing to see the way they... More 

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