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Akrotiri, Akrotiri

4.1
#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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  • This is a fascinating site to visit with a guide. We learned A LOT about the ancient civilization of Santorini and the history of the island. The excavation is well displayed and thoughtfully...  more »
  • Our group of eight (4 couples) booked a 4-hour tour of Santorini. The tour included the Akrotiri Archaeological Site. Our guide (Evgenia) did a wonderful job of providing background and explaining.....  more »
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  • 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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