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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 1 week ago

Made of mud-brick and well preserved for centuries it's impressive how advanced the civilization was for the time. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Marcia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my partner whilst on holiday and decided to take a small guided tour which was exactly the right decision, for an extra Euro 10 we got a very knowledgeable guide which meant we learnt a lot about the actual history of the site....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unique place with one of a kind pre-historic ruins expanding in a very large area. The museum building is also very nice with clever design. The signs could be more in numbers or the tour guide be more cheap since the ticket is already...More

Thank TemMisa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really interesting archaeological dig that has so much potential if it could get funding. The dig aspect has been halted for many many years due to the situation with the Greece economy. However, it is still pretty amazing and so well preserved....More

Thank Pam A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this site about 10 years ago and found it mildly interesting; but this time we found that the site had been much more extensively excavated - and were pleasantly stunned by the result. The site now clearly shows how people lived before the...More

Thank Rod B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You should pair this visit with the Archeological Museum in Fira to get the full experience. Extremely well preserved ancient village with numerous intact artifacts. The presentation of this archeological site to the public is excellent. You don't need a tour guide. Go at your...More

Thank pocahontas19
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is for a fact interesting to see a city like this. As I was told it is also older than the city of Pompeii. But it is also not that big and if I had to pay the entrance I would have been disappointed.

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the guided tour! It only cost is 10 euros extra but it was well worth it. It’s still an active excavation site so luckily most of the uncovered buildings are under cover meaning you can visit even during the hottest part of the day...More

Thank Monduroe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For anyone with any interest in history this is an extraordinarily interesting site. We highly recommend using the Guide Service as the signage at the archaeological site is very limited.

Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive archaeological discoveries at Akrotiri easily accessible by bus from Fira. Multistoried ruins of a large community with many layers still waiting to be discovered.

Thank Nancy D
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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.
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Tak C | Reviewed this property |
You can join yourself