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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“under cover” (118 reviews)
“volcanic ash” (91 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Akrotiri 84700, Greece
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+30 2286 081939
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the site is now protected inside a building. we took a guided tour and the guide was very knowledgeable. we went to Historical Museum in Fira the next day to see the frescoes, and other relics recovered from the site.

Thank Tusuitecases
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing place to visit - ancient town which was buried under ash, now excavated and open to the public. Like Pompeii in many ways, but not very well known! Great site, lots of really good information and a real hidden highlight of Santorini.

Thank Emma D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The site has a roof over it, which helps! It is very interesting and I would highly recommend a guide so you can learn a little bit more about the history and theories about the site. Our guide was so wonderful and spoke English very...More

Thank Linda2208
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a remarkable place, a Bronze Age settlement buried in ash. In comparison with Pompeii and Herculaneum it’s a bit tame but the remains are nonetheless compelling and well preserved. It’s fairly expensive and there’s not a lot around the site.

Thank simongK7499QX
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An incredible excavation protected by an impressive stucture. Its boardwalk make it easy to visit the site.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a unfair of me to write a review, since I was unable to visit. So, the 4 stars is a "gimme". I write this as a warning to those who want to visit, go early. I arrived at 2:37 pm in the afternoon...More

Thank nycshine1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the visit with a guide and it was very informative and the best way to understand what you see. The guide is 90 euros, but you can form groups of 9 people and pay 10 euros each. It was a highlight of our...More

Thank Nicoleta-rtr
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very educational video projection and ancient ruins, you should visit this important archeological place during your stay in Santorini!

Thank Ladokolla2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although not so famous, it is a site of great archeological significance. Easy to go through,with an impressive protective construction.

Thank Christos M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Akrotiri is an ancient site recently discovered and excavated. It was a city from 1700bc which was covered in dust by a volcanic eruption (a la Pompeii). You get to walk among the old houses and buildings and read about the finds and their significance....More

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Ravkap
11 November 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
17 October 2017|
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Response from Celia G | Reviewed this property |
I see someone else gave an answer about times / entrance fee. I would agree with the time for a visit. Also, I would advise you to have a guide because they give a great deal of information. If you have the opportunity, and... 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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