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.
Tours To Akrotiri
Ancient Akrotiri and Santorini Wineries Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $229
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We were based in Oia during our visit to Santorini but visiting this archaeological site had always been on our to do list. We had prepared for the visit by checking out the prehistoric Museum in... more »
Astonishing reminder of the intellectual accomplishments of ancient civilizations. This city founded in the 5th century BC and demolished by a tsunami triggered by an earthquake on Crete. The... 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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