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Santorini: Akrotiri Prehistoric City Guided Walking Tour

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Santorini: Akrotiri Prehistoric City Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 20.92 per person

Go on a guided walking tour through Akrotiri (prehistoric city) and explore one of the most important Minoan Bronze Age settlements of Greece. Walk through the archeological site and get an insight into the ancient civilization of Santorini.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the prehistoric city of Akrotiri, where the myth of Atlantis still lives
  • Enjoy a guided tour by a licensed archaeologist
  • Explore the site on your own after the tour and visit the beach nearby for a swim
Full description
Meet your guide, a licensed archaeologist, at the entrance of Akrotiri Prehistoric City. Get assistance in buying the entry ticket and embark together with a group on a guided tour through Akrotiri Prehistoric City.  In the 16th century BC, a volcanic eruption destroyed all life on the island. Most of it collapsed beneath the waves and remained undiscovered until the excavations began in 1967, led by Professor Spyros Marintos. He uncovered the evidence of a city with houses, streets, squares and workshops, all of which had been covered under a thick blanket of pumice for almost 3,500 years.  Marvel at the well-preserved buildings and passageway in the excavated area. See the beautiful pottery, the roads, and squares of a city 3,500 years old. Explore the two and three-story houses, which were once decorated with wall paintings and get an insight into the ancient civilization of Santorini.  After the guided tour you are free to walk around the site at your own pace.
Includes
  • Licensed archaeologist as a guide
  • Free time to continue exploring
  • Entry ticket to the archeological site
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet the guide at the entrance of the Museum Prehistoric Town of Akrotiri. Please be there 10 minutes before the starting time. The guide will arrive with a group of people in a bus of NST Tours.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Our tour guide was very informative and receptive to our questions and we really enjoyed it. Though wasn’t aware that our group would be split and that we’d need to wait whilst the other group (different language) went ahead. It would have been fine but the gift shop wasn’t open and we had to sit at the cafe (not the cheapest) but was only the place properly shaded. All of that would be fine but would have been nice to have had this confirmed when we booked.

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September 13, 2021

Communication prior to meeting up with the guide was good. The site itself is amazing and a true treasure. I recommend getting the guide this way, separate from an actual packaged tour because once the guide was finished, I could spend as much time as I wanted at the site. The other people had only a few minutes more then had to get back on their bus. The guide was knowledgeable and personable. I’m glad I purchased this. Had a great time!

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