Akrotiri, Akrotiri

4.1
Must see · Ruin · Tourist Spot
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 in itself is impressive. However, it is very difficult to understand and get the history of the site without a guide, the information provided is quite poor, and there isn’t audio guide. I...  more »
  • This visit was really disappointing. I'm a history lover and frankly all I saw was a bunch of stones. The guide was telling "Imagine how people were sitting on this bench.... Imagine the shop...  more »
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  • 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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