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Santorini Akrotiri Excavations

Akrotiri is an ancient city of the Bronze age, founded by the Minoans on the island of Santorini. The city was destroyed by the catastrophic volcano eruption of Santorini about 1.640 B.C.The eruption covered the city with volcanic ash, which preserved the buildings, frescoes and artifacts in surprisingly good condition. The ancient city of Akrotiri  most likely inspired Plato for the Atlantis story. The excavation started in 1967 by prof. Marinatos Spiros. Akrotiri excavation brought to light a lot of different artifacts, which are very importand to archaeologists, as they help them understand  ancient Greek societies.The excavation is still taking place, and new artifacts come to light. The site is open to public daily, and its something you must see once you come to Santorini, as its concidered one of the most important archaelogical sites in Europe. Akrotiri excavation site in Santorini is easy accesable . You could drive your rental car there, and leave it at the parking just near the entrance, or just take a public bus or private transfer . Feel free to contact if you need more information, or if you have any questions.

Santorini Akrotiri excavations

Santorini Akrotiri excavations tour

Santorini wall painting