The Archeological Site of Akrotiri

Akrotiri & Prehistoric Museum Guided visit, Santorini

Discover one of the Aegean Sea's most significant prehistoric settlements on a 2.


Discover one of the Aegean Sea's most significant prehistoric settlements on a 2.5-hour private guided tour to Akrotiri and the Prehistoric Museum of Thera in Fira. This archaeological site features an ancient city preserved by volcanic ash for thousands of years. You'll visit one of the two most important museums, offering various prehistoric and perfectly preserved artifacts. 

Your expert guide will take you to Akrotiri, explaining its history and significance along the way. Upon arrival, you'll walk through the city's remarkably preserved ruins and learn why this site played such an essential economic role. Stroll amongst the ancient walls of the houses and hear stories about how its inhabitants lived. For example, each time the volcano erupted, they took their ships out to sea only to return and rebuild their settlement from scratch!

You'll also visit the capital, Fira, to see the Prehistoric Museum of Thera. Your guide will take you through different artifacts spanning thousands of years from both Akrotiri and Ancient Thera, including entirely preserved murals. If you want, you can also visit the Archaeological Museum of Thera on your own.

This tour starts in the morning to minimize the effect of crowds and heat.
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Know before you go

2.5 hours
Recommended for
All ages
Private group

Start times

  • Daily
    9:30 am

What's included

Certified guide, transfers, tickets

Traveler reviews

Ananth K.
Rockville, MD | Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

We spent a few hours visiting the Akrotiri prehistoric site and Museum. Our driver, Konstantinos, and guide, Hara, were great. Read more

We spent a few hours visiting the Akrotiri prehistoric site and Museum. Our driver, Konstantinos, and guide, Hara, were great.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guides were knowledgable

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