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Address: Akrotiri 84700, Greece
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GPS N36.35 E25.40
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This ancient city was covered in a heap of volcanic ash in the late 17th...

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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top Greek excavations where revealing the very old years of the Greek civilization and how the local people was living on the island

Reviewed 17 October 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

As other reviews make clear, this is a fascinating archeological site slightly reminiscent of Pompeii. The great thing is that it is an easy and inexpensive half day trip from Fira. Public buses leave from the central bus station every 30 minutes and stop directly outside the site around 30 minutes later. They then turn round near a beach just... More 

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Thank Martin S
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Definitely worth a visit to this amazing historical site. Found it helpful paying for a guide as there is so much history behind this excavation. The site is under cover which made it pleasant to walk around in the heat.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very poor museum... 14€ is very expensive for what you will see... The museum is more nice than what it shows inside !!! Just stones and stones, and stone again...

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Thank MysteryGuest-000
Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was a fascinating place to visit. The ruins were incredible, and being able to walk between them really added to the experience. The architecture of the building itself is worth seeing, and there's the bonus of walking round in cool conditions in the shade.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had read a lot about this amazing discovery, and visited the museum in Fira first - the Prehistoric one, not the Ancient one, to see the finds stored there. The site is under cover and easy to access, so good if you want some shade or on a cloudy day.

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Thank Rosemary W
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Definitely a place worth of visiting! It was stunning and preserved quite well. We didn't pay for the guided tour, but we think it may worth of paying for the guided tour after seeing them doing it. Highly recommended.

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Thank Maggie W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This ancient city was perfectly preserved by the volanic ash of Santorini erupting thousands of years ago. They had indoor toilets! Truly remarkable. If you are ever in Santorini, go see Akrotiri. You will be amazed.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

top Greek excavations where revealing the very old years of the Greek civilization and how the local people was living on the island

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Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Amazing historical site, even the building which protects it is a marvel in engineering =lots of clear descriptions of what you are looking at. We did not have a guide but I feel it would have been even more interesting

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Del Mar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

After having seen Acropolis, Epidavros and Mycenae on the mainland I was a bit bored with this place. My wife thought it was really interesting but it just didn't get my interest. We were here late in the day so there were no other groups (ours only had 16). We had a guide that walked us around about 1/2 the... More 

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