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Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Akrotiri 84700, Greece
GPS N36.35 E25.40
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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
GPS N36.35 E25.40
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The archaeological site is incredibly well preserved and the experience very well created with the facility it's housed in. Kids under 18 are free...seniors half price. It's definitely worth 45-60 minutes for an excursion to see it. Quick hitter, feel a bit smarter and cultured...More

Thank BaldEagleWings
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We hired a car as we wanted to see more of the island. As we both love history we decided to go to Akrotiri. The museum costs 12 Euros for adults. The site has the excavated ruins of a Minoan bronze aged settlement which was...More

Thank Gaff_11
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arrived at 10 but waited for an hour before kindly Danish family took the hit on a tour with Penny. (Minimum number in a tour is 9 people for 90€ we were 5). Worth doing, but pretty chaotic system for booking a tour. Once in,...More

Thank Beckyoz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very well organized and recently refurbished facilities. With a 2€ more you can get a ticket for all the museums in Santorini. Don't miss it

Thank NickVat
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

All the good stuff has been moved to other museums, same repeated information around the building, guided tours look good but after spending €12 to get in another 10 for a tour is a joke. It's quite eye opening when you first walk in but...More

1  Thank Chris R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed our visit but got here late in the day so it was very quiet, with maybe a handful of other visitors. It's interesting to learn the history of the site but I think it would have been more enjoyable with a guide.

Thank playarater
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Akrotiri has it all - super-old ruins, a mysterious story, and signs of a surprisingly advanced, urban civilization. It's also a relatively comfortable way to view ruins, with a high-tech roof which provides protection for the ruins and shade for you. I would recommend a...More

Thank laurak022
Reviewed 5 days ago

i enjoyed the visit and would recommend it. however the site still needs a lot of excavation and there is very little information around the entrance fees is €12

Thank cgab2013
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For €12 entry fee I would expect at least an audio documentary but it comes with nothing. The placards throughout the site only tell you about each "house", not so much the history of the island etc. Overall my experience was very disappointing and underwhelming....More

Thank gerschen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was on our list of things to do and we are glad we did. It is good that there are places like this where you can reflect and think about life in a different time. Took about an hour to walk round, admission €12...More

Thank 581nigelc
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June 18, 2017|
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Response from Tak C | Reviewed this property |
You can join yourself
Karen C
June 6, 2017|
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Response from Car01948 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely, or hire a quad bike or car - essential for seeing the island, but the buses run every hour and are cheap.
Ellen W
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.