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Akrotiri: 1.5-Hour Private Guided Tour in Prehistoric City

4.8 / 5

33 reviews

Akrotiri: 1.5-Hour Private Guided Tour in Prehistoric City

From US$ 175.18 per group up to 8

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 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 2-hour 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.
Includes
  • 2-hour guided tour
  • Entrance fee
  • 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
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Akrotiri entrance

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  • Camera

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  • Food and drinks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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I only had one specific day and time that I was able to go to Akrotiri and Georgia was already booked for the time I wanted to go. She knew how badly I wanted a guided tour of this site and she didn’t have availability so she helped me locate another guide who could accommodate my needs. Without her help I would not have been able to visit the site because we had another tour booked in the afternoon. We got to Akrotiri when it first opened and had the entire area to ourselves! Georgia waved to us from a distance as we were getting ready to leave the area and she was getting ready to start her tour with the others she was pre-booked with. I am so grateful for her assistance on helping me get the opportunity to see the prehistoric city!!

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October 1, 2021

We had an excellent experience with Georgia as our guide in Akrotiri. She gave a lot of great information on what we understand about the city and showed us pictures of the art that was found in the various buildings. It was also a great way to visit the site with kids - they told me it was one of the best experiences of the whole trip!

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August 19, 2021

Georgia was a good guide, definitely clear and knowledgeable about the Akrotiri. While she may not be a Minoan expert (she seemed to be less familiar with Minoan settlements in the other Cycladic islands), she provided valuable information about the Akrotiri. We enjoyed the tour with her very much. She was also very helpful and flexible with our complications with your schedule. Thank you, Georgia!

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August 9, 2021

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