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
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Duration: 5 hours
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Duration: 7 hours
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Duration: 330 to 360 minutes
A settlement in a condition unparalleled to any other archaeological site, similar case to Pompey as the ashes covered the entire site preserving buildings up to three stories high and utensils and... more »
A really interesting visit to see this site that was buried during the last BIG volcano eruption. Only a 5min walk from the beach so you can get lunch after. FYI - they charge 5 euros for parking but.... 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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