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    In Akrotiri you find the excavation site. It is a Minoan Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic Greek island of Santorini. The settlement was destroyed in the Theran eruption about 1500 BC and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine Frescoes and many objects and artworks. The settlement has been suggested as a possible inspiration for Plato's story of Atlantis. The site has been excavated since 1967.

    Well worth a visit and only cost 5 EUR to get in (2013). Easy to take the local bus from Thira to get there.

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    This is the city which was excavated and now they are trying to restore it. They are broken walls of ancient bathrooms, kitchen that were founded

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    you can enjoy a very special and nice beach view.It is a red beach which was the formation of volcanic ashes.The view is unique and you can not miss this.btw.It's not good for swimming but only viewing.

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    ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF AKROTIRI
    It is one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. The first habitation at the site dates from the Late Neolithic times (at least the 4th millenium B.C.). During the Early Bronze Age (3rd millenium B.C.), a sizeable settlement was founded and in the Middle and early Late Bronze Age (ca. 20th-17th centuries B.C.) it was extended and gradually developed into one of the main urban centres and ports of the Aegean. The large extent of the settlement (ca. 20 hectares), the elaborate drainage system, the sophisticated multi-storeyed buildings with the magnificent wall-paintings, furniture and vessels, show its great development and prosperity. The various imported objects found in the buildings indicate the wide network of its external relations. Akrotiri was in contact with Crete but also communicated with the Greek Mainland, the Dodecanese, Cyprus, Syria and Egypt. The town's life came to an abrupt end in the last quarter of the 17th century B.C. when the inhabitants were obliged to abandon it as a result of severe earthquakes. The erruption followed. The volcanic materials covered the entire island and the town itself. These materials, however, have protected up to date the buildings and their contents, just like in Pompei.

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Akrotiri is located next to the famous Red Beach and is the most important archaeological site of Santorini. Akrotiri was originally a Minoan settlement, covered with wall paintings of flowers, dolphins, fishing, boxing and other ancient everyday life scenes. The city has impressive 2&3 storey buildings. Everything has been extremely well preserved because of the volcanic soil of the area. The city found in Akrotiri must have been destroyed by the terrible eruption of Santorini’s volcano around 1500 BC. Unfortunately the site is closed at the moment. The beautiful frescoes of Akrotiri, Santorini, can only be seen in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Akrotiri has several other centres of interest. There are many hotels and also many taverns located in the area. Some of them are built in the traditional way, inside an alcove.

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