A Must Visit to Akrotiri
Santorini has so much to offer. However, there is one experience that may be skipped if you have not done any research. Akrotiri. Yes, right on the island is an archaeological site for you to explore! It’s easy to get caught up in Santorini with all the beautiful views, the water, shopping and beaches. But don’t skip this part of ancient history!
The excavations began back in 1860 and continue today. What has been excavated? A civilization of the late Minoan people from 16 BC. However, they have also discovered evidence that the area dates back to 4 BC. This area was noted to be the main urban centers and ports of the Aegean Sea.
What you will see at Akrotiri
In the 17 century Santorini was covered by volcanic ash and the people were forced to evacuate the entire island. What was covered in this ash was protected. You will be able to see pottery, paintings, walls and buildings and much more! For you history lover’s and even if you are not- this is a must see when visiting Santorini!