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Akrotiri
Thousands of people pass from the village annually to visit the famous archeological site with the excavation of the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri.The Akrotiri fortress seems to have been built during the first Venetian century. It belongs to the same type of fortified settlements as Pyrgos and Emporio.The Akrotiri fortress was named La Ponta and was built around a pre-existing Goulas (tower).In the village you will find mini market and small taverns.

A village built at the southwest tip of the island, about 12km from Fira town. Only 2 km away from the village you will find the famous “Akrotiri archaeological site” buried and preserved deep under meters of volcanic debris from the eruption of 1500BC. It lay hidden till the late 19th century when it was discovered by local minors. No human remain were found only that of a pig which was well preserved in the volcanic ash. The excavations in this area revealed a city of Acropolis, a Venetian castle during the medieval years. After the occupation of Santorini by the Turks this was torn down, the remains of the castle are easily visible. This site is one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean.

In Akrotiri you will also find the famous Red Beach well known for its unique colour of sand and with its steep red lava cliffs. This beach is well organized and quite busy because of its uniqueness and can be reached by either a 10 minute walk or by boat. Not too far away you can find the White Beach which is only accessible by boat !!

 

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