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.
Tours to Akrotiri
Santorini Private Custom Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $229
Duration: 5 hours
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Duration: 7 hours
6-Hour Private Best of Santorini Experience BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $211
Duration: 330 to 360 minutes
I was honestly only expecting to spend about 10 minutes there even though it was our most expensive trip so far, €5 parking plus €12 each to enter the site. The whole excavation was roofed and the... more »
Wow! What an amazing discovery! It deserves totally to be called the "Greek Pompei". It's so interesting to visit this ancient town and walk through its buildings and alleys. Everything is so well... more »
Don't bother going unless you pay for the tour! It's not easy to figure out what you are looking at otherwise. It is an amazing site that holds technologies we think of as modern from thousands of years ago.
Such a great archaeological site. App tour also available on top of signs and a video. Good rainy day activity.
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