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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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