Akrotiri Archaeological SiteCurrently Closed
- Address: Thera, Greece, Santorini
- Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2286081939
- Ticket Price: 12 EUR
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Ancient Ruin, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site
Akrotiri Archaeological Site - Review
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.
Akrotiri Archaeological Site Ticket Prices
- 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 by Public Transport
- Akrotiri (By Bus)
Restaurants Near Akrotiri Archaeological Site
- Restaurant Tavern Zafora
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Things to Know Before Visiting Akrotiri Archaeological Site
63.94% 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
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Akrotiri Archaeological Site, Santorini Reviews
Great archeological site, so much history. It's really a unique site. It's very well preserved, like Pompeii, but it's much older. Although it's rather beautiful on its own, I would really recommend paying for a tour guide. They are really good and you really appreciate the site much more if you understand its fascinating history!
A very interesting place to visit. Not expensive. Well worth a walk around. It is all housed inside a pleasant temperature controlled building. Only a few minutes walk from the Red Beach.
Cool archaeological site. Lots of parking out front. It’s is completely covered so you are hidden from the sun. Easy walk around even with a stroller. Probably would be beneficial to get a tour guide to add some character to the visit.
Great experience. 3500 old ruins of a city destroyed by the volcano that created the caldera. Information decent enough on the boards. 12 euro per person.
For history buffs and people interested in archaeology, this place is great. It's an archaeological dig in progress, except that you can walk among the ruins which are located in a roof-covered building. Guided tours are available.