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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Akrotiri 84700, Greece
GPS N36.35 E25.40
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Akrotiri 84700, Greece
GPS N36.35 E25.40
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an awesome site. The whole place was covered in a volcanic eruption so its really well preserved. I really liked that you could walk both above the ruins and down among them. The fact that they have the whole thing under a canopy...More

Thank Yellow V
Reviewed yesterday

This is an impressive archeological site of the original city of Akrotiri that is actually indoors. When it was redone, there was a lot of thought in mind to make it ecologically self-sustaining including a grass roof. It is not crowded and there are guided...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting history behind the found of the toilet. But it all seems very much like only shades of grey going on.

Thank madsbadenhorst
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was an interesting stop off point for my tour group. The site is covered so you are not directly in the sunlight. It is better to have a guide with you so you can get the most accurate information about this location. It is...More

Thank c_estrellaroca
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The sheer age of the site and the fact that it's possible to piece together where people lived and how they worked is amazing. Not least it's pretty cool to be stood outside a Minoan's front door! Worth getting the ticket for multiple sites if...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a Thursday and got free entrance as they close early (at 3pm). Having read other reviews, we decided to pay for a guide to take us around (10 euros per person) and we were so glad we did as he was very...More

1  Thank HorshamBibi
Reviewed 3 days ago

At the hotel, they suggested I visit, that the site was like Pompeii. This is a well-preserved archaeological site, indoors because they have built a shelter to continue excavation. It really was remarkable and fascinating pre-history. I'd recommend buying the combo pass, because the Museum...More

1  Thank kortne
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place was really interesting to see and the guide we had on our trip was amazing. She explained everything in detail and made the tour much better than if we had gone alone. We went with Kamari Tours

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 3 days ago

facinating place to visit, well set out with information aviable. so much history trapped in the lather

Thank Hilary G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visit the Akrotiri Archeological Site every time we vacation on the Island of Santorini. The tour bus is owned by Kamari Tours and the trip covers a lot of the important sites on the island. The tour guides are friendly and knowledgeable. The experience...More

1  Thank Kathy K
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Ellen W
We arrive on Santorini tomorrow and one of our primary goals is to visit Akrotiri. What is the best way to get there from Fira? We are not fans of tour busses. Thanks, Ellen and Joe
May 24, 2017|
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Response from BexKibb | Reviewed this property |
You can get a local bus from the bus station in Fira. It only costs about €2 each way and they are pretty regular. It drops you off right outside.
How long are the guided tours offered on site? 1 hr? 2 hrs? It is 12 euro for admission and an additional 10 euro per person for guided tour, correct? Thank you!
April 26, 2017|
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Response from Kosta B | Reviewed this property |
The tour takes about 1 hour with guide. The price is split to the number of attendees. You could either wait for the group to fill, or to take the guide just for yourself. I remember that we waited about 15 minutes for the... More
I would like to visit the archeological site in may 2017; if possible with a private guide or join a small group on the spot. We were there 6 years ago and the site was closed alltogether...
February 20, 2017|
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Response from SunC | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where you are coming from but we got off a cruise ship and took the tour through them. Check Viator they are good company to do tours.