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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  • If You are interested in archeology, this place is really amazing! The first habitation at the site dates from the Late Neolithic times (at least the 4th millennium BC)., It was during centuries exten...  more »
  • Read reviews about the fact that it is not worth the money spent, the usual ruins, etc., so went only because we had to kill time. And very happy that it happened! At the entrance of the Pavilion immediately droops jaw:) And the size of the city, and from what so skillfully done serving. Walking very comfortable, not hot, everything is clearly visible. When approached one of the screens, it just started the Russian version of the mini-excursions-it was very interesting. Oh and the ruins themselves interesting to consider, to see the level of civilization at that time. P.s. for children up to 18-minute entrance is free.
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  • We were recommended to visit this site and were not disappointed. All the works are under cover so it is not weather dependent. If you are over 65 take your passport for proof of age to get a discount...  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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