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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“under cover” (121 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Akrotiri 84700, Greece
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+30 2286 081939
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"guided tour"
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"under cover"
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"volcanic ash"
in 93 reviews
"amazing site"
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"walk around"
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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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"wall paintings"
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"entrance fee"
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"information boards"
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"well worth the visit"
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"visiting santorini"
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Reviewed yesterday

Akrotiri was a really cool thing to see, but we sadly didn't get a guide and we weren't given any kind of audio tour support or handout or anything and the signage is very poor, so it was hard to make the piles of rocks...More

Thank Kimberly D
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Reviewed yesterday

I thought this site was overpriced for what you got to see and learn. It was 12 euros per person plus 6 euros just to park. Very little information was provided. Thank goodness we had visited the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira first! There...More

Thank Danya F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Akrotiri was an unbelievably advanced civilization, and I feel so lucky to have been able to go see it in person. The site itself is almost breath taking, and so much bigger than we imagined. You can see artifacts tagged in the walls, waiting to...More

Thank TRENT R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes, these ruins are impressive given their age and the fact that the whole site is covered. However, I have to agree with the other posts when they say the lack of information makes it rather difficult to understand what it is you are actually...More

Thank wdwright
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very special place and well worth a visit. A very special historic visit. Despite the high temperature you will be pleased to know the whole site has a roof

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Reviewed 3 days ago

To see a building been built several thousand years ago with a serving toilet built at iits first floor is something all should sea. Several stores Buildings been built 1500 years ago. Maybe this is the lost Atlantis !

Thank Aris414
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Be amazed at this well-preserved and maintained ancient excavation site of this small community. The entire site is under cover so you can soak up the history at a leisurely pace as the knowledgeable tour guides unravel the fascinating stories. See the structures of the...More

Thank tinhau
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was one of the best archaeological sites I have ever seen. The entire site is covered by a large structure, which means that you'll not have the sun frying your brain during the visit. There are diferent walkways crossing the site. Each one is...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

After visiting Knossos in Crete I was pleased to find other well-preserved Minoan ruins in Akrotiri. If you have any interest in ancient ruins, this cannot be missed.

Thank Larry P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Large excavation site of ancient thera. Free to EU students with valid ID and university expiration evidence. Plaques with information on archaeological evidence is scattered around where certain buildings were, very interesting and is a must see!

Thank Emma J
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catsandjammer
25 May 2018|
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Response from Beverley D | Reviewed this property |
You can buy it when you visit this, it’s where we actually saw the details to it & it did save us money, we paid by card to buy it and save our cash euros
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jhatten99
2 May 2018|
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Response from VTCT | Reviewed this property |
We paid cash for entry. Qualified students with valid id are free.
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Ravkap
11 November 2017|
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Response from ullak451 | Reviewed this property |
I think this might come a bit late however just after the ticket office on the way in there is a little hut on your right and this is were you can get a tour guide for 10euros.
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