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Akrotiri, Akrotiri

#1 of 135 in Historic Sites in Cyclades
Must see · Ruin · Tourist Spot
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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  • Really well maintained archeological site. It is covered so much cooler inside. Does not have as many signs as we wanted. They want you to take a tour which is €100 for up to 12. So if there is only.....  more »
  • The site itself is really interesting and impressive. However, it would be much more impressive if the information given inside would be more meaningful and in more languages. When we visited it, no.....  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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