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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  • After 30 years back, a lot has happened here with roof, air-conditioned and everything signposted. It must be very interesting to have seen and to read the history and development of Akrotiri.
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  • You should definitely visit!!!! Excellent finds, well maintained, help you better understand the distant past...
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  • A wonderfully preserved ancient site, older than most any big attraction in Greece. Well organized and easy access all around. Must go with a knowledgeable guide to get the most out of it.
  • Lovely day! Beautiful food served by very friendly locals. Also visited the Venetian castle and the original town ruins at the archaeological site. Fascinating stuff xxx
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