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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“under cover” (117 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Akrotiri 84700, Greece
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+30 2286 081939
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Akrotiri was the first port of call during our full-day tour of Santorini and we were both amazed at the sheer size of the site and how our guide brought every part of the ruins to life. It's worth spending a couple of hours wandering...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 5 days ago

The site under cover is at least three football fields in size. As mentioned before the site is only 3% discovered. You can only imagine how the lifestyle was some 3000 years ago. Plan a visit and time to linger and be amazed.

Thank JULIE H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Akrotiri is a well preserved and protected under a huge structure. There is a guided path with posters explaining the history and daily life of the ancient people of Akrotiri. If you are a lover of all things ancient and historical, then you should visit...More

Thank Genevieve D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visit the site on off season and the lady at the ticket booth the entrance is free on Sunday. I am not sure if it is every Sunday though. It is very accessible by bus from Fira (takes approx 40mins). The bus back to...More

Thank Ghia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This dig is protected by a roof. It is so exciting to actually see the streets and buildings and some artifacts uncovered from 3000 years ago before the Bronze Age!!!. We wanted to have a tour but nobody else was there to join us. We...More

Thank Jacqueline f
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of my trip to Santorini. I really enjoy history and visiting historical sites. We were lucky in being able to join another tour group and the guide was excellent. I would highly recommend taking a tour or hiring a guide as...More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s unbelievable that this area was inhabited as far back as 3000 BC. The remains indicate they were likely prosperous traders. There are houses (some 2 and 3 stories tall), paved streets, drainage and sewage systems, and high quality pottery. Sadly this Minoan Bronze Age...More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please get a tour guide to explain to you the citadel, artifacts and progress of the excavation, although unfortunately now they do not have the money to do more. It is a wonderful place to know more about how civilization was over 3 thousand years...More

Thank guerrerocara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating to learn about Minoan culture - working public sewers 2,000 years BC, 3 storey houses, all sorts of artisans and so on. Amazing history. But not that easy to understand or really get a feel of as no artefacts left - all in the...More

Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the best experience, get there early to avoid the crowds and allocate at least two hours for your visit. Do some reading first about the incredible history of the on going archaeological dig , as well as the story of this wonderful lost Bronze...More

Thank spoilsport2013
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Ravkap
November 11, 2017|
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Response from db7477 | Reviewed this property |
Ask upon arrival to join a group tour. You may need to wait for a minimum quantity of others to arrive.
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Justine L
October 17, 2017|
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Response from pammydiver | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not sure what the hours are, especially in the "off season". The entry was around 10 Euro a person. You could pay extra for a private tour guide, which can be split with others that speak the same language, even if you... More
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miricel2003
September 21, 2017|
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Response from Rickycandela | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about lockers. But you can hire a guide at the ticket booth, (highly recommended) they are all certified guides and speak very good English and other languages.
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