Akrotiri used to be an ancient village in the Santorini Region. This area still holds much of the historic splendor of the old city through the numerous ancient ruins you will get to see all over this area. It is perhaps the most important archeological site on Santorini Island.
It was only in the recent years that the remains of an ancient community buried in a volcanic eruption have been discovered here so the area is largely unexplored. You will also be able to see the ruins of a Venitian Castle and a few churches from the medieval period. Hence it makes sense to take a guide to tell you more about the history to this place since there are many eras of history to unfold here. There is a lot to explore so make sure you have plenty of time to see it all.
It is indeed quite surreal to see this city that has been unearthed from the eruption almost entirely intact. In fact, the excavations are better preserved than even Italy’s Pompeii ruins.
Entrance Ticket Details For Akrotiri Archaeological Site
- Full: €12, Reduced: €6
- The special package 4-day ticket is for (Archaeological Sites and Museum in Thera.
- Ancient Thera, Akrotiri, Archaeological Museum, Museum of Prehistoric Thera, Collection of Icons and Ecclesiastical Artefacts at Pyrgos): Full: €14, Reduced: €7
- There are some free admission days as well. Refer to the website to know about them.
- For visitors who are eligible for reduced ticket prices and free admission, refer to the website.
How to Reach Akrotiri Archaeological Site
- Akrotiri (By Bus)
- Restaurant Tavern Zafora
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55.98% of people who visit Santorini include Akrotiri Archaeological Site in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
35.64% of people start their Akrotiri Archaeological Site visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Akrotiri Archaeological Site
94.4% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Akrotiri Archaeological Site