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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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  • We visited earlier in the morning before the Cruise trip coaches had arrived so were able to take our time looking at this fascinating historical site. Unfortunately the shop had run out of... 
    We visited earlier in the morning before the Cruise trip coaches had arrived so were able to take our time looking at this fascinating historical site. Unfortunately the shop had run out of...  more »
  • I was really looking forward to seeing the site, but found it a little less exciting than I expected. Don’t get me wrong, it definitely is interesting— I think my expectations were just too high, esp....  more
    I was really looking forward to seeing the site, but found it a little less exciting than I expected. Don’t get me wrong, it definitely is interesting— I think my expectations were just too high, esp....  more »
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  • Fascinating place, some A/C would be magical though but I guess this may be deliberate to protect the structures? Times and more evident guided tours would have been good to know too.
  • Very well presented. Easy to walk around. Unique Minoan very rare. Well preserved like Pompeii because the volcanic ash protected it! At least 3500 years old. Well worth a visit!

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