Akrotiri is a village in Santorini. It is on the southwestern side of Santorini and though it offers great view of the caldera and volcano, like Fira and Ia is not that touristically developed. It has become famous, due to the ancient settlement of Aktrotiri, which is located next the modern Akrotiri village
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Archeological Site of AkrotiriIt was back in the end 19th century, that the volcanic Theran earth was excavated to provide first material for the construction of the Suez Canal. There have been traces of a prehistoric settlement, but it wasn’t until 1967 when the excavations at the so-called ancient Akrotiri started. The most important excavations, which brought to light multi-level buildings and masterpiece-wall paintings, were conducted by the archaeologist Spryridon Marinatos, a professor at the University of Athens. This is one of the best preserved sites all over Greece, and we owe that to the same factor that caused its destruction. After the eruption of the volcano in the 17 century B.C., the whole island, and Akrotiri as well, has been covered with volcanic material. This material has, however, played a major role in the protection of the ancient settlement and especially its wall paintings.
The archaeological site was closed from 2005-2012, due to a partial collapse of the shelter protecting the site from the elements, but has been regularly open since 2012.
Mathios Tavernaphone: +30 2286081910Home made meals Greek cooking and family wine.
Pool-Bar Mathiosphone: +30 2286081152Light meals, salads, cocktails, Greek cooking, and specialties served around two pools. Relax and enjoy. Open daily.
phone: +30 22860 82831address: AkrotiriOffers bed and breakfast accommodation. This is an amazing hotel. The rooms are immaculate and nicely decorated with stunning views. There is a 3 level infinity pool that looks out over the caldera view toward Fira.
phone: +30 2286028866address: Akrotiri , Thira 847 00Design all suite hotel with private heated jacuzzi offering magnificent views over the Caldera and the Volcano.
phone: +30 2286081152- 81910Hotel in a quiet location with 55 rooms and suites, 2 pools, taverna, pool-bar, and a travel agency.
Kalimera Hotel21 stylish and cosy hotel rooms, suites and maisonettes.
Maison Des Lys HotelOffers romantic luxury and honeymoon suites with sea view, rooms overlooking the Caldera.
- Faros, the lighthouse: see Santorini#Faros