Akrotiri in Santorini

Among the activities offered on the island of Santorini in Greece, Akrotiri is one of the sites to discover!
In addition, Red Beach is right next door. Also, take the opportunity to visit the 2 sites!

More info on Akrotiri

Concretely, Akrotiri is a city belonging to the civilization of the Cyclades, with a strong Minoan influence.
In practice, it is located south of the island of Santorini.

Go to the Akrotiri site
On the one hand, you can access it by car / quad.
On the other hand, the site is accessible by taking the bus from Fira.
Indeed, Akrotiri is located near the terminus of the Akrotiri / Fira line and not far from the Red Beach (about 1km).

Akrotiri prices
In practice, the visit is chargeable: 12 euros for adults.
Since you want to visit other sites (Ancient Thira or the museums of the island), you can save money by choosing a pass.

Opening time
In summer, the site is generally open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day except Thursday (thus, on Thursday, the place is open until 3 p.m.).
In addition, the visit is also possible in winter since Akrotiri is also open.
In short, you will find the timetables on odysseus.culture.gr.

Do not miss
Finally and at the end of the journey, a film allows you to visualize the life of the time!
Take the time to find out, the experience will only be better …

Some photos of the visit

Finally, I let you discover the place with some photos of Akrotiri’s visit …

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Brief history of the site

« The small Neolithic village developed gradually at the start of the Bronze Age (3rd millennium BC).
It is an essential urban center in intra-Aegean transactions.
After a first volcanic eruption, the port city of the Middle Bronze Age emerges.
Thus, its maritime trade then extended far beyond the Aegean Sea: to the eastern Mediterranean.
In practice, the remains of impressive buildings with rich content and the city’s wastewater treatment system bear witness to its influence.

Then, shortly after the middle of the 17th century BC. AD (late Bronze Age), an earthquake destroyed the city again.
It is rebuilt with more impressive public and private buildings.
To the extent that the desire to promote their social status by decorating their homes with exquisite murals is indicative of the mentality of wealthy citizens.
We will not forget that this society was hit by another earthquake, just before the volcano erupted at the end of the 17th century BC. J.-C ..
The city’s burial under thick layers of pumice and volcanic ash has trapped society’s image forever. « 

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