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Explore Akrotiri: Private Guided Tour with Hotel Pick-Up

4.7 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: DIMA GEORGIA

Explore Akrotiri: Private Guided Tour with Hotel Pick-Up

Activity provider: DIMA GEORGIA

From US$ 316.13 per group up to 5

Step back nearly 4,000 years on a private tour of ancient Akrotiri on Santorini. With a knowledgeable guide, explore the well-preserved ruins of this one-time Cycladic settlement, destroyed by a volcano around 1600 BC.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup available from your hotel, the port, or airport. You will receive personalized pickup information in a separate email from the local partner (please check your spam folder).
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Enjoy a private walking tour of ancient Akrotiri with an informative local guide
  • Walk within a 4000 year old perfectly preserved settlement, getting to understand how the society was organized and how people lived their lives
  • Learn from your informative, friendly and professional guide
Full description
Discover the remains of a prehistoric city that remained buried for almost four thousand years! Protected and preserved under a thick layer of volcanic material, it gives visitors some unique and valuable information about the art, architecture, and everyday life back in 2000 BC. In a time when most European neolithic communities lived in villages of timber houses or simple huts, the Mediterranean civilization was already literate. Walking within a 4000 year old perfectly preserved settlement, getting to understand how the society was organized and how people lived their lives, seeing the paved streets, and the remains of large 2-3 story building complexes, kitchen and toilette facilities, unique wall paintings and a perfect drainage – sewage system; is an experience surely not to be missed! Although the site itself is very well preserved, seeing it with a guide provides in-depth information, allowing the visitor to truly appreciate its importance. Your experienced and licensed guide will pick you up from your hotel and offer you a fully guided tour of the site, and an unforgettable trip into the past.
  • Hotel/port/airport pickup
  • Licenced tourist guide
  • Akrotiri entrance fee
Covid-19 precautions
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
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts

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4.7 /5

based on 14 reviews

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Wow oh wow! Georgia gave us an A+ tour of Akrotiri. Her knowledge of and enthusiasm for the site, Cycladic culture, and the ancient Mediterranean blew us away. She kept an art historian, her history buff husband, and three children ages 10-16 equally engaged with her fun facts and easy, conversational demeanor. Also, Georgia arranged a seamless and luxurious transfer to and from our hotel in Fira. See Akrotiri with Georgia - she will teach you things you would never otherwise know. Brava!

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August 27, 2022

a MUST-DO tour while in Santorini

Our guide Georgia was was both very-knowledgable and fun! Akrotiri is a fascinating 'time-capsule' of an ancient civilization caught in a moment-of-time when the massive caldera of Santorini/Thera erupted c1600BC, crippling the Minoans and helping pave the way for the Achaean/Greeks to arrive on the scene. If you liked Pompeii, you will love this tour.

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July 24, 2018

July 27, 2022

Product ID: 93048