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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The site is an amazing view of Minoan civilization and definitely worth going to. It would be helpful if they had some more signage, and a visual timeline at the start would have really helped. more »
We visited this site with high hopes, and found that it did not live up to expectations. This is clearly an important archaeological find of Santorini, but it seems that all the most significant items... more »
If you don't visit anywhere else on the island, you should really visit Akrotiri. To walk amongst the bronze age buildings is a fantastic experience, and the work that has been put into it is great to see. This, coupled with a trip to the volcano, will give you a great insight into the history of the island.
An excavation site of an old town building that was buried by the volcano. The amount uncovered is very impressive, definitely worth visiting.
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