Ancient Akrotiri

Archaeological Site in Santorini

In 1967, excavations in the southwest of Santorini uncovered an ancient Minoan city buried deep beneath volcanic ash from the catastrophic eruption of 1613 BC. Housed within a cool, protective structure, wooden walkways allow you to pass through the city. Peek inside three-storey buildings that survived, and see roads, drainage systems and stashes of pottery.

It's best to visit with a guide and to stop by the Museum of Prehistoric Thera before coming here.