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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Santorini Full-Day Sightseeing Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $58
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Nach 30 Jahren zurück hat sich hier sehr viel getan mit Dach, klimatisiert und alles ausgeschildert. Sehr interessant muss man gesehen haben und die Geschichte und Entwicklung von Akrotiri unbedingt n... more »After 30 years back, a lot has happened here with roof, air-conditioned and everything signposted. It must be very interesting to have seen and to read the history and development of Akrotiri.
Πρέπει οπωσδήποτε να το επισκεφτείτε!!!! Εξαιρετικά ευρήματα, καλόσυντηρημένα σε βοηθάνε να κατανοήσεις καλύτερα το μακρινό παρελθόν... more »You should definitely visit!!!! Excellent finds, well maintained, help you better understand the distant past...
A wonderfully preserved ancient site, older than most any big attraction in Greece. Well organized and easy access all around. Must go with a knowledgeable guide to get the most out of it.
Lovely day! Beautiful food served by very friendly locals. Also visited the Venetian castle and the original town ruins at the archaeological site. Fascinating stuff xxx
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