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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%
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an amazing stop on a all day tour that my family took. I have to say that it was very clean and well kept. The tour guide we had told our group a lot of information. This place was fun to walk around...More

Thank adefer88
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This site has been excavated in recent times using modern techniques so many structures and artefacts which in the past may have been missed or damaged have been preserved which makes it quite a unique site. The excavation was halted for a number years while...More

Thank Taraterrific
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so glad we included a visit to Akrotiri Archaeological Site on our recent trip to Santorini. It is one of the best preserved ancient settlements in the Aegean. It was settled by the Minoans who sailed from Crete as early as 3,000 B.C....More

Thank ALB63
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredibly displayed and incredibly preserved I would say this is a must see on the island. Back in it's heyday it must have been an incredible city and you can still get a feel for this now, 1600 BC and an indoor toilet with a...More

Thank matthow
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site has been roofed over to preserve the extensive remains. Excellent descriptions in English of the various parts of the site, the history of excavations etc. A must see.

Thank jane h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knows? Who cares? This dig is amazing because it is 4000 years old! Not only that, but it is located in local Santorians yards so they have only gained access to about 2% of the entire city. Totally worth the visit. Yes, they have...More

Thank carolinecB5791HA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An awful lot of work has went into making this ancient village an attraction to see. This is a must. Car park €4. Entrance fee €12. €6 for over 65s. Thought it was well worth it.

1  Thank Vincent O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made of mud-brick and well preserved for centuries it's impressive how advanced the civilization was for the time. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Marcia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my partner whilst on holiday and decided to take a small guided tour which was exactly the right decision, for an extra Euro 10 we got a very knowledgeable guide which meant we learnt a lot about the actual history of the site....More

1  Thank ullak451
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unique place with one of a kind pre-historic ruins expanding in a very large area. The museum building is also very nice with clever design. The signs could be more in numbers or the tour guide be more cheap since the ticket is already...More

Thank TemMisa
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Justine L
17 October 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
21 September 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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LeahT652
18 June 2017|
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Response from Tak C | Reviewed this property |
You can join yourself
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