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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 good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“under cover” (127 reviews)
“volcanic ash” (92 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"
in 127 reviews
"volcanic ash"
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"amazing site"
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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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"entire site"
in 29 reviews
"wall paintings"
in 79 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 63 reviews
"walk around"
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"information boards"
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"public bus"
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"well worth the visit"
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"euros per person"
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"visiting santorini"
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The ruins at Akrotiri are not typical of most archeological digs and are definitely not for everybody. The site itself is relatively small and is covered, so you have the feeling that you are inside a building. You walk on platforms that are above the...More

Thank rmartinmitch
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The most amazing archeological ruins I have seen. Was well set out and extremely informative. Thought provoking of the events of 1700bc. Amazing

Thank Sheila E
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on an extremely hot day which may have swayed our opinions but we would not recommend this. We went without a guide due to the heat and wanting to go at our own pace, however there was very little information around to inform...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Phenomenal opportunity to experience a relatively newly discovered piece of history that is being uncovered. The site is about 50-60 years old and archaeologists estimate they have uncovered only about 5% of the site so far. The cost of the execavation is the reason behind...More

Thank Sandyhan013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was part of a tour that we took. I am not sure how this would be without a guide. The information we received helped us understand what we were looking at. We had also been to the Nstional Archeology Museum in Athens and had...More

Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The last time I visited this site was 20 years ago and the progress that has been made since then is unbelievable! The excavation site has tripled in size and it has been enclosed which makes it comfortable to tour it to see the advancement...More

Thank Ilioskaifangari
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although is a place with so many stories to tell there aren’t many story tellers but there... questions were so many that a Guide would be nice, with formation in Archeological sciences. Recomend reading about King Thireas before visiting and the Pandora’s box of questions...More

Thank Miguel P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is close to a few beaches Parking lot right across the entrance The road signs are not obvious so had to go around a few times to find the place Over all a nice experience No guides avail unfortunately on our day

Thank paymaun l
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this site with my husband , we couldn't believe how big it was and they have only uncovered part of it ! It seems the main problem is funding in order to carry out further work ! We were taken back and humbled by...More

Thank Stef H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This site was awe-inspiring. There was such detail preserved you could see the actual homes that people lived in including plumbing. My only regret is that we did not arrange to see this site with a guide. Although I had a very informative book and...More

Thank superchiz
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Debbie W
29 June 2018|
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Response from soulart99 | Reviewed this property |
There's a few books on Akrotiri on Amazon. Also look under the name "Thera"
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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
1 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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