Akrotiri Archaeological Site, Santorini

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  • 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
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About Akrotiri Archaeological Site, Santorini

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Akrotiri Archaeological Site

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

  • 30.16% of people start their Akrotiri Archaeological Site visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

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

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93.81% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Akrotiri Archaeological Site

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

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Akrotiri Archaeological Site, Santorini Reviews

  • Intriguing archaeological site. If you enjoy watching the history channel or ancient civilizations, you need to come here if you came all the way to Santorini. Well preserved, but not extravagant facility. VERY well preserved. Extremely interesting comparison if you go to Knossos, Crete on the same trip. Convenient to go to Red Beach afterward.

  • This is an absolutely amazing dig site. This is a town the existed prior to the eruption of Thera at about 1700 BC. The explosion of this volcano was thought to be 4 or 5 times the magnitude of Krakatoa. The tsunami it created was suspected of more than a 300 ft surge on the Island of Crete. This is believed to be the major cause of the decline f the Minoan civilization. These were sea faring people the first to used keeled ships. They built 2 & 3 story building that were earthquake resistant. Lots to learn here. Wonderfully interesting.

  • This is quite a stunning site. And really gets my imagination running. Incredible to see a city this old in such good condition. I wish more of the antiquities where here rather than spread as far as Athens. Especially as the Minoan settlers came from Crete. I think Athens has enough of it's own history to display.

  • Super cool site. I love archaeology, so seeing this was awesome. We saw everything within about 45 minutes. Worth it!

  • Very interesting to see how the historical excavation has been preserved. Very insightful along with being fun for the entire family.

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