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Santorini: Akrotiri Prehistoric City Private Guided Tour

4.9 / 5

68 reviews

Activity provider: DIMA GEORGIA

Santorini: Akrotiri Prehistoric City Private Guided Tour

Activity provider: DIMA GEORGIA
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From US$ 163.10 per group up to 8

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Visit the prehistoric city of Akrotiri, located on Santorini, a well-preserved remnant of the Bronze Age. Walk through the streets past 4,000-year-old buildings and listen as your guide explains how the people lived and points out the unique frescoes.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Visit one of the most important prehistoric sites in Greece
  • Walk the streets of this preserved city and admire the fine artwork
  • Learn about the way the people lived and how their society functioned
Full description

Tour through Akrotiri, a settlement on Santorini that was covered in ash in 1500 BC, on a guided tour. During your tour, follow your guide through the city to see how it was organized. Hear about the tragic events that buried the city after a volcanic eruption, and learn why this contributed to it being well-preserved. Discover the way people lived 4,000 years ago as you stroll past private houses and public buildings and observe signs of a sophisticated infrastructure. You will also see some of the famous artwork, including pottery, furniture, and frescoes from the time, and find out about the other works stored at a nearby museum.

  • Guide
  • Entrance fee (€12 per person)
  • Transfer
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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

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Meeting point

Meet at the entrance to Akrotiri.

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What to bring

  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • You will be contacted by email to arrange the time of the tour
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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 68 reviews

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Georgia gave us so much information. She made sense out of everything we were looking at and we felt that we could really picture Akrotiri at its height. The length of the tour was perfect. The fact that the excavation is under a roof was also a big plus as it was a very hot day with a cloudless sky. Thanks so much Georgia!

September 12, 2022

This was our second family trip to Santorini and we were all so glad we saw the ancient remains of the city of Akrotiri. We booked the first event of the day and we were the only guests there for the first hour. We have been to both Pompeii and Herculean and this is orders of magnitude more impressive ( we love both of the others, but you need to see Akrotiri).

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August 15, 2022

Georgia was an excellent guide and we found the tour well worth the expense, as it really brought the experience to life for us, as compared to just reading the plaques along the way. Some really interesting details included in the tour, along with pictures of some of the artifacts that have been discovered in Akrotiri and moved to the museum. Great experience!

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August 13, 2022

Product ID: 32351