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Address: Akrotiri 84700, Greece
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GPS N36.35 E25.40
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This ancient city was covered in a heap of volcanic ash in the late 17th...

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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Went here first in 2001 when you could actually walk through the ruins, since then they have built overhead walkways, still very intresting to see how people lived prior to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had received countless recommendations to visit the Akrotiri site and unfortunately underwhelmed with the whole experience. I don't mean to diminish the important work they're doing to uncover the ancient town, but as a visitor I felt the site wasn't ready. I truly believe the site will be a wonder, once they uncover more of the buildings and allow... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While I am very interested in architecture und history, I was very disappointed regarding this site. This is due to the fact that literally all interesting finds have been removed to museums, mostly the National Museum in Athens and to a lesser degree the museum in Fira. So what you find here is basically rubbles and ancients bricks. Altogether, Akrotiri... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here first in 2001 when you could actually walk through the ruins, since then they have built overhead walkways, still very intresting to see how people lived prior to the volcanic eruption sometime prior to BC. If you visit Santorini this is a must do trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience walking through this ancient site. It was like seeing the past and they have made the walk through the site very manageable in a short period of time and allowing for areas to stop and spend as long as you want

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Madison
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here with our tour guide (Chara from yoursantoriniguide - who as a side note was amazing!!) while on Santorini for a few days before touring the rest of Greece. It was a wonderful way to see what goes into a site dig - and to complete the picture when you see objects in a museum. The site is wonderfully... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i love Archaeological places in Greece like Athens and the other museums. In Akrotiri village i found to high price for one person for the Museum's ticket.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were all looking for a restroom and just happened to come across this place. Thank you kiddos for the small bladders because this was amazing. Old ruins protected in a warehouse like building. Good history lesson and cool to see stuff that old.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most interesting archaeological sites of Santorini is the remains of the prehistoric Thera at Akrotiri. This city belonged to Minoan culture contemporary with Minoan palaces on Crete, and was in its heyday in the 17th c BC. It was devastated after the eruption of Santorini volcano and buried in the ashes and pimpstone, so the buildings were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

This was my second visit - the first was abut 30 years ago and quite frankly was surprised that so little progress and excavation had been done in that time. There wasn't even an handheld audio guide to take you to interesting points to explain to you the site. Poor show for the curators or is it just a lack... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

One of the most ancients cities founded in Greece. Akrotiri special quality is the fact that lava conserved the city in very good conditions. Awesome place for history lovers.

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