Set your clock back a few thousand years with a visit to Akrotiri, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption around 1627 BCE. The volcanic ash buried the remains of many everyday objects used by the settlement's inhabitants, preserving for posterity the ancient way of life of a long-lost culture. Some historians suggest this archeological site, once an important port city on the Aegean, served as an inspiration for Plato's story of Atlantis, a supposedly fictional place mentioned in two of the philosopher's major works. To gain a better understanding of the lost community, take a guided tour around the excavation site. You can plan Akrotiri trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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Akrotiri was breathtaking. If you're intrigued by history and cultures it's a definite must-see. Just to even see the care the Greeks have taken to preserve this site (fully enclosed) until money... more »
My husband and I were on our honeymoon in Santorini and took a 4-wheeler down to the southern end of the island to visit Akrotiri. We LOVED IT. It's incredibly well laid out with walking paths... more »
The archaeological museum of Akrotiri was really interesting. Over 3000 years ago there was quite an advanced town there. The site that has been excavated so far is all under roof to protect it. Best time to go is in the winter when it is cool.
I was quite surprised by the quality of this attraction. I much prefer this presentation to Pompeii in Italy, and Akrotiri is significantly less hot (it's all indoors). Tickets are €6, but is quite a cool and important site.
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