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Akrotiri

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Beaches · Ruins · Lighthouses
Greek Pompeii
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites. In 1627 a massive volcanic eruption destroyed a Minoan settlement located here, burying the remains of many everyday objects and preserving for posterity the ancient way of life of a long-gone culture. The settlement, once an important port city on the Aegean, likely served as an inspiration for Plato's story of Atlantis, mentioned in two of the philosopher's major works. The modern village of Akrotiri now draws history buffs and vacationers from around the globe and offers easy proximity to a series of red and black volcanic beaches. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Akrotiri and add them to your vacation plans using our Greece online itinerary planner.
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Ruin
Akrotiri
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Red Beach
3.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Equestrian Trail
Experience Horse Riding
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Caldera Beach
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Akrotiri

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Beach
Kamari Beach Kamari
3.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach Perissa
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Volcano
Santorini Volcano Santorini
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Perivolos Perivolos
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Akrotiri

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Lighthouse
Akrotiri LightHouse
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Faros Market
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Galatea Pottery
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
La Ponta
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Beaches in Akrotiri

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Beach
White Beach
3.3
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Akrotiri

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Castle
Venetian Castle of Santorini
2.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Nature / Wildlife Tour
SeaJets Santorini
1.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Boutari Winery Megalochori
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Scuba / Snorkeling
Aegean Divers Dive Center - Day Excursions Pyrgos
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Places to visit with Akrotiri

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