Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • 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
  • Estiatorio
  • Seaside

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  • Akrotiri Archaeological Site Address: Thera, Greece, Santorini
  • Akrotiri Archaeological Site Contact Number: +30-2286081939
  • Akrotiri Archaeological Site Timing: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Akrotiri Archaeological Site Price: 12 EUR
  • Best time to visit Akrotiri Archaeological Site(preferred time): 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Akrotiri Archaeological Site: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Akrotiri Archaeological Site

  • 95% of people who visit Santorini include Akrotiri Archaeological Site in their plan

  • 37.29% of people start their Akrotiri Archaeological Site visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

93.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Akrotiri Archaeological Site

People normally club together Museum Of Prehistoric Thira and Red Beach while planning their visit to Akrotiri Archaeological Site.

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Akrotiri Archaeological Site, Santorini Reviews

  • This ancient city was covered in a heap of volcanic ash in the late 17th century B.C., preserving it for present-day archaeologists and interested tourists. The site is so well preserved that it is often referred to as the Pompeii of the Aegean. Worth a visit if you want to waste some time!!!

  • Unless you are fanatic don't wast your money. In 20 years when they make more sense of it and not just a pile of dust with the occasional stones it may tell a story and be worth visiting. Sorry to be so negative as I am sure it cost a lot to cover the site

  • A unique experience. This is the ruin of a town that had its origin in 4000 BC and flourished during the time of Abraham and 500 years before Troy. It shows amazingly advanced structures - including an indoor toilet and plumbing from 1800 BC or earlier! From the very start, the Greeks, or rather their ancestors, were civilized.

  • Wonderful archeological site. Very well and nice presented. Nice explanations. Covered site for the protection of the ruins. Amazing place. What they did 4000 years ago!! A prived guide is a must to be able to enjoy the site Absolutely recommended

  • Loved that it was covered to keep us from the sun and rain. My only regret was not getting a tour guide. They didn't have much information on the signs throughout the site so it was difficult to get the full history.

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