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Address: Akrotiri 84700, Greece
Phone Number: GPS N36.35 E25.40
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This ancient city was covered in a heap of volcanic ash in the late 17th...

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.

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We have visited Akrotiri with a guided tour and we found the place very interesting. The guide told us they call it the Pompeii of Greece and they have been digging and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have visited Akrotiri with a guided tour and we found the place very interesting. The guide told us they call it the Pompeii of Greece and they have been digging and investigating for many years but they are still very far from the end. The archaelogical site is believed to cover only the center of a town, they still... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

If you love archaeology and you happen to be in Santorini then this is the site for you to visit ...... excavation continues until today. It was part of our day trip around Santorini and it was a great exposure for us.

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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Take a local bus, to Akrotiri. Spend a few hours being mesmerized. Afterwards walk down to the harbour ( 5 minute walk) have lunch in one of the great restaurants on the seafront. Great day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

It's one of the Santorini highlight you should not miss.. my family of 5 traveled to Akrotiri to visit this wonderful archaeological dig. To our big surprise, they even covered the archaeological dig with a roof to protect it from the further deterioration from the elements. It is a very convenient place to visit, read, view the ruins as the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The ancient city is a place that everyone should visit. The remnants are very well maintained the structure of the ancient city is very clearly observable. I loved this place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Covered so out of the sun. Lots of partial buildings. The Pompeii of Greece but no human remains - they all left before the island exploded.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

You won't learn about history and pre historic civilisation in 10 years that u will learn in about 2 hrs here. The excavation site for a 4200 years ago Crete civilisation with a well developed town and ways of living with wall paintings that are outstanding It is a pity that Greece does Not have resources to continue the excavation... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing and fantastic place to visit, very good preserved site but made it very difficult to understand and work out what you were viewing. One could pay a private guide to take you around for €60 per hour plus the entrance fees €12 per person. In my opinion entrance fees and private licensed guide it is over priced. Not to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Amazing place but not quite pompeii! Needs some more insightful comments about the lives of the people and how they lived..Very little to read as you go round the site

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I think you should pay the extra 10 euros to get a guide. It made it much more interesting and I wouldn't have known what I was looking at otherwise. Definitely go.

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