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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Akrotiri 84700, Greece
+30 2286 081939
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Akrotiri is very interesting, and a must see while in Santorini. Better with a tour if possible, but not necessary because the plaques have very good information. It's best if you also visit to the archaeological museum in Fira, or the one in Athens to...More

Thank LkaplanDC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is incredible to see the excavations, but sadly a big part of the “city” is closed in winter. So you can just walk around in a circle. Still nice to see though. Nice area and close to the beach. Easily accessible by bus.

Thank YnadN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this site in late December and pretty much had the place to ourselves. The outer route was the only route open, and we completed it in about 30 minutes max. The most interesting part was the area that included the pots/vessels. There is...More

Thank DesertDweller32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible visit to what many scientist and scholars believe to be the lost city of Atlantis. The site is located on the east end of the island, just a short drive (25 minutes) from Thira. Once you enter the enclosed area (A/C), it will truly...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I really enjoyed walking around this site. It is one large room with some amazing ruins. This is wheelchair accessible once inside (I don't' remember if there are stairs coming up to the building itself). We were the only ones there in...More

Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Akrotiri and red beach at the same time because they are a stones throw apart. Akrotiri was an amazing site to see and I would recommend it to anyone traveling to the island. We were there in the off season...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we were on our way to Red Beach, we saw the sign for this site and decided to stop. So glad we did. It is a well preserved and very interesting peek into civilization past.

Thank JaneneMM
Reviewed December 10, 2017

We did not take a guided tour but walked around the site and there was no entry fee when we went. Even if you aren't a history buff, it is worth taking a look around to see how centuries ago there was a civilization, to...More

Thank Sunita S
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

The guided tour covered this place and I must say the guide did a fantastic job in explaining everything to make it very interesting.

Thank wolfverine
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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit for history of Santorini, amazing to learn about how developed the society was. Does not take too long to get through so plan to check out the Red Beach when you are in the area.

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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 Celia G | Reviewed this property |
I see someone else gave an answer about times / entrance fee. I would agree with the time for a visit. Also, I would advise you to have a guide because they give a great deal of information. If you have the opportunity, and... 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.