Akrotiri & Archaeological Museum, a very full day of Archaeological delight! Historians and Photographers will love this.
|1 Pax||275 USD [Total]|
|2 Pax||550 USD [Total]|
|3 Pax||825 USD [Total]|
|4 Pax||1100 USD [Total]|
|5 Pax||1375 USD [Total]|
|6 Pax||1650 USD [Total]|
|7 Pax||1925 USD [Total]|
|8 Pax||2200 USD [Total]|
|9 Pax||2475 USD [Total]|
|10 Pax||2750 USD [Total]|
|11 Pax||3025 USD [Total]|
|12 Pax||3300 USD [Total]|
|13 Pax||3575 USD [Total]|
|14 Pax||3850 USD [Total]|
|15 Pax||4125 USD [Total]|
|VISITING||Akrotiri & Archaeological Museum|
Budding Historians will love this as will Photographers.
A colorful local boat will take you to the pier at Athinios where your guide and vehicle will be waiting. After a scenic drive past many picturesque villages, you will reach the southern end of the island and the archaeological site of Akrotiri.
Approximately1500 BC, a volcanic eruption destroyed all life in the area and much of the island collapsed beneath the waves. The remains of Akrotiri remained undiscovered until excavations led by Professor Spyros Marintos began in 1967. What he uncovered was evidence of an amazing city complete with houses, streets, squares and workshops, all of which had been covered under a thick blanket of pumice for almost 3,500 years.
You will be able to walk around this ancient city’s well preserved buildings, giving you insight into what life was like in the ancient civilization of Santorini.
Next on the agenda is Fira town, where the new Archaeological Museum is located. In this remarkable museum, you will see artifacts excavated at the site of Akrotiri, including the recent discovery of a golden Ibex. Later you will enjoy some free time in town before enjoying a short cable car ride down to the pier.
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