Explore the excavations of Akrotiri, a Minoan city in Santorini that lay buried for centuries after a volcanic eruption. Hear of Akrotiri's links to Plato's Atlantis, an ancient city that was said to have disappeared after the Greek gods were angered, along with a visit to a wine museum.
Stop At: Santorini Volcano, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean
Take your first stop at the exciting archaeological site of Akrotiri, an ancient settlement of the Minoan Bronze Age that was destroyed and buried by a great volcanic eruption about 3,600 years ago. Walk to the semi-crushed multi-story buildings with your archaeological guide and see frescoes, ceramics, and other relics as you will hear how life would have been years ago. Of particular interest is the intelligent drainage system that testifies to the complexity of the engineers of the time. Many speculate that this dated site hosts the ruins of Atlantis, a mythical city described by the Greek philosopher Plato.
The long history of Santorini's winery is demonstrated in some of the remains of Akrotiri, providing the perfect slogan for the next round of visits, first making a stop on the Red Beach. Grab your camera and get ready - such landscapes are not to be found everywhere...
Prophet Elias Mount