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Discover Ancient Akrotiri

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Starting from $99 USD / Adult
Delve deep into the history of Santorini with a local archaeologist at one of the island’s most mindboggling discoveries — a Bronze Age city lost in 1450 BC to an epic volcanic eruption. Legend has it, the volcanic eruption that buried this town under 160 feet of pumice is the very same that vanquished the fabled city of Atlantis. Who knows for sure? What is certain, however, is that in 1930 the site was discovered and 37 years later the completed excavations revealed the remains of a once glorious city of more than 30,000 inhabitants. Walk the same cobbled paths they took. See their ancient homes and shops. Uncover the mysteries of life ages ago. Continue this history-making tour at the village of Akrotiri, with a narrated exploration of five fortified medieval settlements. Finally, return to lively Fira for a little self-guided sightseeing and return to the ship at your leisure with an included cable car ticket. This tour is provided by an operator that has been third-party certified to meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council's Criteria for Tour Operators.
Highlights Show
  • Gain the insights on Akrotiri from a local archaeologist
  • Drive 800 feet to the summit of the caldera for panoramic views of the bay and its still active volcano.
  • Explore the remarkable excavations of a once-thriving ancient city buried by a violent volcanic eruption in 1450 BC.
What to BringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Sun protection
What to WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
Important NotesShow
  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 miles over varying terrain, inclines, and 15 to 20 steps.
  • Tour sequence may vary but all listed sights will be covered.
  • Flash photos are not permitted at the excavation site.
  • This tour returns directly to Athinios (ferry) ports where an awaiting tender will tender you back to the ship
  • Delays can occur if the local ferry is arriving or departing Athinios (ferry) port at the same time as the tour.
Location Santorini, Greece Santorini, Greece
Tour Code SOR2 SOR2
Duration3.75 Hours 3.75 Hours
Activity Level#Medium #Medium
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