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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Tours to Akrotiri
$204 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Overview of Santorini with local appetizers tasting!
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
$192 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Cultural Villages Sightseeing & Akrotiri Excavations
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
$57 BOOK WITH VIATOR Archaeological bus tour to Akrotiri excavations & Red beach
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
It's one of the most fascinating archeological sites I have ever visited. The whole experience was very interesting. Nikos the tour guide was very pleasant and informative. He is highly recommended...
It's one of the most fascinating archeological sites I have ever visited. The whole experience was very interesting. Nikos the tour guide was very pleasant and informative. He is highly recommended... more »
A well-maintained and ingeniously protected archaeological site. It was amazing to see things out in the open that were 3000 years old. The only downside was because it is the low season there were...
A well-maintained and ingeniously protected archaeological site. It was amazing to see things out in the open that were 3000 years old. The only downside was because it is the low season there were... 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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