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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

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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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Akrotiri 84700, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the ruins of an ancient city. The entrance ticket is 6 Euros. The walk around is 20-40 minutes depending on your interest level.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank abhaiyengar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We opted to go to Akrotiri on our first day on Santorini when it was really cloudy. (Everyone said it's always clear on the island, we just had a random off day, but we were there three days and it was overcast the whole time...More

Date of experience: April 2018
9  Thank skipitgood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to get to from Fira Bus Station - about 5 euro return - this is a very interesting way to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank random_gubbs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is remarkable and amazing. Assumed to be a Cretan civilazation from 1650 BC. It is only 5% excavated, but is a well set up walk around it from a slightly elevated walk around. For some it will just look like dusty ruins, but amazing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ted C
Reviewed 11 February 2019

We rented a car for the day and drove to the site. It was pricey and we were there in the "off season" (late Oct early Nov). It was very interesting, but not a lot of description on what you were looking at. We had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank homeez22
Reviewed 5 February 2019

DO NOT believe everything you read online. Akrotiri is CLOSED on Tuesdays during the winter. No one at the bus station in Fira will tell you this - they will just let you board the bus and then drop you off in front of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank sleepingbeautyUSA
Reviewed 17 January 2019

Ancient City of Akrotiri. This is much older than Pompeii. From 1630 BC. However no remains have been found since the earthquakes was a warning to the people who ran from the area. This is only 5% excavated of the town at this time. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Craig D
Reviewed 8 January 2019

It doesn't take long to walk around and just "see" the ruins. Take your time and read the descriptions. We also stopped to watch the videos which re-enact how the place used to look like. If you reach when the video is in Greek, it's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lilian_sg7
Reviewed 2 January 2019

The age of the structures and history is impressive. It is somewhat disappointing that there isn't much explanation of what you are seeing though -- as much of it is just ruins it is difficult to grasp what you are looking at. Fee is probably...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank effyes
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Akrotiri archaeological sites offers a good insight of the ancient city of Akrotiri. The ruins are so well preserved and is worth seeing.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Nikolai M | Reviewed this property |
Search ”KTEL – Santorini” and look at the TimeTable.
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Yes, I believe so, but reduced hours during winter-season.
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There's a few books on Akrotiri on Amazon. Also look under the name "Thera"