Akrotiri, Akrotiri

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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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  • The excavations began in the 60’s and continue to be of high quality. The building itself is spacious and superb and visitors wonder through the site on secure wooden platforms. Extremely well present...  more »
  • Glad we did this at the beginning of our trip because we learned the history of the island and could appreciate everything that much more through the week. Went in the morning before the cruising tour...  more »
  • I preferred the site of Ancient Thera to Akrotiri, mainly because the view there is amazing. In Akrotiri there is also quite a bit to see, and it is fully sheltered, but there's no magnificent view. O...  more »
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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. Worth a visit if you want to waste some time!!!
  • A unique experience. This is the ruin of a town that had its origin in 4000 BC and flourished during the time of Abraham and 500 years before Troy. It shows amazingly advanced structures - including an indoor toilet and plumbing from 1800 BC or earlier! From the very start, the Greeks, or rather their ancestors, were civilized.
  • Unless you are fanatic don't wast your money. In 20 years when they make more sense of it and not just a pile of dust with the occasional stones it may tell a story and be worth visiting. Sorry to be so negative as I am sure it cost a lot to cover the site
  • Wonderful archeological site. Very well and nice presented. Nice explanations. Covered site for the protection of the ruins. Amazing place. What they did 4000 years ago!! A prived guide is a must to be able to enjoy the site Absolutely recommended
  • Loved that it was covered to keep us from the sun and rain. My only regret was not getting a tour guide. They didn't have much information on the signs throughout the site so it was difficult to get the full history.
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