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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This should be in your must visit places on this beautiful island. Its a prefectly preserved ancient city whose populace was vaporized in instant from volcanic eruption about 3500 years ago. Only... more »
It takes some effort to get here if you are staying in Oia or Fira. We had a car so it was not bad. Worth an hour’s visit more »
The archaeological museum of Akrotiri was really interesting. Over 3000 years ago there was quite an advanced town there. The site that has been excavated so far is all under roof to protect it. Best time to go is in the winter when it is cool.
I was quite surprised by the quality of this attraction. I much prefer this presentation to Pompeii in Italy, and Akrotiri is significantly less hot (it's all indoors). Tickets are €6, but is quite a cool and important site.
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