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"Akrotiri" Akrotiri Excavations Tip by stemc

Akrotiri Excavations, Santorini Island: 20 reviews and 45 photos

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ancient akrotiri
if coming to santorini you have to visit ancient akrotiri the Minoan town discovered in 1967 under the volcanic ash from the eruption of the volcano that wipe out the Minoan civilisation in 1600BC
the ash as perfectly perserved the 2/3 storey house showing us how the Minoans lived ,beautiful paintings can be seen on the walls of the houses, up to 30000 people lived in the town only 5% has been excavated no skeletons have found may be the Minoans were prewarned by the earth tremors and left before the volcano erupted

Address: Akrotiri, Santorini island
Directions: 1,5km S of Akrotiri village, 14km SW of Fira. There’s bus connection with Fira.
Phone: +30 2286081939

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 23, 2005
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