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Akrotiri, Akrotiri

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Set your clock back a few thousand years with a visit to Akrotiri, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption around 1627 BCE. The volcanic ash buried the remains of many everyday objects used by the settlement's inhabitants, preserving for posterity the ancient way of life of a long-lost culture. Some historians suggest this archeological site, once an important port city on the Aegean, served as an inspiration for Plato's story of Atlantis, a supposedly fictional place mentioned in two of the philosopher's major works. To gain a better understanding of the lost community, take a guided tour around the excavation site. You can plan Akrotiri trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Took a tour bus No-one knows the name giver to the original town; thus, the name of today’s current town is used. We have visited Pompeii, Italy a few years back and most of those buildings that.....  more
    Took a tour bus No-one knows the name giver to the original town; thus, the name of today’s current town is used. We have visited Pompeii, Italy a few years back and most of those buildings that.....  more »
  • Akrotiri is a spectacular place and it definitely worths a visit! We loved our private tour guide and the information given about this spectacular site!!! 
    Akrotiri is a spectacular place and it definitely worths a visit! We loved our private tour guide and the information given about this spectacular site!!!  more »
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  • Very interesting for fans of history but many might not appreciate the lack of monuments or exceptional art. This was a highly advanced bronze age civilization with plenty of well preserved artifacts and buildings - but no pyramid like monuments like the Egyptians who were their contemporaries.
  • It's well kept site even though its many years ago . Fee is 12€ per person and its worth it . We had a tour guide and it was helpful to us. Travelers make sure you pass through this place its very accessible by car .

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