Akrotiri: 1.5-Hour Private Guided Tour in Prehistoric City

4.8 / 5

23 reviews

Akrotiri: 1.5-Hour Private Guided Tour in Prehistoric City

From $188.31 per group up to 15

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
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their 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 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
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Georgia Dimas was excellent. Her tour was fascinating, full of knowledge of Akrotiri, expertly told to us, easy to understand and appreciate the sight of Akrotiri! There had been a new find at the sight which she shared with us. I highly recommend Georgia! We couldn't have had a better tour!

November 10, 2019

A fascinating tour 3,600 years back in time!

A one day ferry strike almost sabotaged our guided tour in Akrotiri. But Georgia Dimas managed to juggle appointments so that we did get our tour, and she even picked us up at our hotel in Fira! To make a long story short, Georgia made the ancient and amazingly well preserved town come alive in front of our eyes. A high point of our four day stay in Santorini!

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October 11, 2019

Our guide, Myesini, was amazing!

The tour was not 2 hours as advertised but an hour was perfect actually. We went in low season so we had much of the place to ourselves, I can imagine that if you go in July or August you might need the whole two hours! Our guide, Myesini (pronounced Mer-see-nee) is a young archaeologist who is passionate and sincere. She didn’t just regurgitate information that she had memorized, she was really happy to share her knowledge of Akrotiri. She loves her island and appreciated our interest. The tour wasn’t inexpensive by any stretch, but thankfully we had a memorable guide to make it worth it!

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June 5, 2019

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