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Address: Akrotiri 84700, Greece
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GPS N36.35 E25.40

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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i love Archaeological places in Greece like Athens and the other museums. In Akrotiri village i found to high price for one person for the Museum's ticket.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 February 2017
kyriakos T
Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

i love Archaeological places in Greece like Athens and the other museums. In Akrotiri village i found to high price for one person for the Museum's ticket.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We were all looking for a restroom and just happened to come across this place. Thank you kiddos for the small bladders because this was amazing. Old ruins protected in a warehouse like building. Good history lesson and cool to see stuff that old.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

One of the most interesting archaeological sites of Santorini is the remains of the prehistoric Thera at Akrotiri. This city belonged to Minoan culture contemporary with Minoan palaces on Crete, and was in its heyday in the 17th c BC. It was devastated after the eruption of Santorini volcano and buried in the ashes and pimpstone, so the buildings were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This was my second visit - the first was abut 30 years ago and quite frankly was surprised that so little progress and excavation had been done in that time. There wasn't even an handheld audio guide to take you to interesting points to explain to you the site. Poor show for the curators or is it just a lack... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

One of the most ancients cities founded in Greece. Akrotiri special quality is the fact that lava conserved the city in very good conditions. Awesome place for history lovers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Catch the bus from Fira towards the Akrotiri and get off at the second last stop. You then walk a few meters to the gate followed by 100 meters to a huge roofed excavation site. The excavations are fascinating and to be able to walk on the same paved streets as men 2500 years ago is just amazing. Most of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Akrotiri is an excavation site close to the Red Beach. We went to this spot (which is significantly far from main town areas) hoping to understand more about Greek history. However, the place has neither guides nor proper write-ups which help you understand what you are seeing. Kind of avoidable.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

one of the best archaelogical sites in Greece. a unique prehistoric site. Don't forget to visit it before your departure from the island.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We visit this site as part of a tour and it was the best choice. It's a beautiful site with so much history and you can tell the effort to maintain this place running, but without a tour guide you will be just lost and wandering through the place and won't appreciate a thing. My advice, find a good guide... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We went there in May last year for our honeymoon. The ticket was quite expensive I would say. It is great to see the historical artifacts of Greece but in my opinion it wasn't that great.

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