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Akrotiri Archaeological Site
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Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Akrotiri
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 10, 2014

So crazy and cool to see the evidence of a previous civilization on the island. And the way they made it eco friendly is amazing! You have to see it.

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"guided tour"
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"under cover"
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"volcanic ash"
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"amazing site"
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"bronze age"
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"lost city of atlantis"
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"ancient history"
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"red beach"
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"entire site"
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"wall paintings"
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"entrance fee"
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"information boards"
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"walk around"
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"public bus"
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"well worth the visit"
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"euros per person"
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"visiting santorini"
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

One of the highlights of our stay. Very impressive place, renovated with a new modern rooftop. Here you can walk within the narrow streets, see 2500 years old two-storey buildings and their drainage system, stair cases, pottery, and, and, and ... Make sure to visit the site with a guide.

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Very well preserved,presented and explained journey in time. Very accessible site with KTEL bus line Thira/ Akrotiri several times per day . Take your bus at central station in Thira ( down the hill from Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Aressana hotel ,both sites that i recommend). History /archeology lovers will absolutely not regret it. Vending machines on site ( water). Should be seen BEFORE , I think, the Museum of Prehistoric Thira , whose name , by the way, is somewhat misleading because it does not deal with ¨prehistoric ¨ times ... but rather, and mostly , with II-III centuries B.C. Minoan/ Aegean history .

4  Thank atomas55
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

I last visited the Akrotiri site last CENTURY. The change now is absolutely amazing and the ease of access to view the ruins all under one new enormous roof even with a lot of people around is excellent. Certainly worth a visit for a 'history fix'.

2  Thank traveller2australia
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

This site is breath-taking… I can't believe this is only 3% excavated but as i am fully aware, our finance and economy in Greece has suffered and things like Archaeological sites get neglected at times as funds are short. I recommend a tour guide, yes its 10 euros but they bring it to life. Please enjoy our site. It is fascinating to know that not a single persons remains have been found. The buildings of the ancient people that lived here were prepared for the earthquakes but not prepared for what was coming…

i won't ruin it, just turn up and enjoy!

2  Thank Bangin
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