• Akrotiri beach, Santorini
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    Believed by some to be part of the Lost Continent of Atlantis, Akrotiri, on the south coast of Santorini, is famous for its Bronze Age, beautifully preserved town, replete with colourful frescoes and three storey houses, which have survived in the ash of a volcanic explosion that occurred more than 3500 years ago. No holiday to Akrotiri should be complete without paying a visit to this hugely cultured and quite extensive Minoan settlement which covered a far greater area than present day, modern Akrotiri. However, the ancient ruins do have a chequered history of being open, and then closed, to the public, owing to a dubious safety record. Akrotiri is also home to the Red Beach and White Beach which are accessible by traditional Greek fishing boat.

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Believed by some to be part of the Lost Continent of Atlantis, Akrotiri, on the south coast of Santorini, is famous for its Bronze Age, beautifully preserved town, replete with colourful frescoes and three storey houses, which have survived in the ash of a volcanic explosion that occurred more than 3500 years ago. No holiday to Akrotiri should be complete without paying a visit to this hugely cultured and quite extensive Minoan settlement which covered a far greater area than present day, modern Akrotiri. However, the ancient ruins do have a chequered history of being open, and then closed, to the public, owing to a dubious safety record. Akrotiri is also home to the Red Beach and White Beach which are accessible by traditional Greek fishing boat.

Local Information

Language:
Greek
Currency:
Euro
Local time:
GMT +3 hours
Local airport:
Santorini
Flight time:
3 hours 46 minutes

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Ambassador Aegean Luxury Hotel & Suites

5 Star

In a stunning location, built into the hillside in Akrotiri in typical Cycladic style.

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Acroterra Rosa Luxury Suites

Built in the island’s traditional Cycladic architectural style, the exclusive five star Acroterra Rosa boasts superb panoramic views over the famous caldera and the Aegean Sea.

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Maison Des Lys

Set on the cliffside overlooking the caldera and boasting stunning views over the Aegean Sea.

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Featured hotels

Ambassador Aegean Luxury Hotel & Suites

5 Star

In a stunning location, built into the hillside in Akrotiri in typical Cycladic style.

Acroterra Rosa Luxury Suites

Built in the island’s traditional Cycladic architectural style, the exclusive five star Acroterra Rosa boasts superb panoramic views over the famous caldera and the Aegean Sea.

Maison Des Lys

Set on the cliffside overlooking the caldera and boasting stunning views over the Aegean Sea.

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Local Information

Language:
Greek
Currency:
Euro
Local time:
GMT +3 hours
Local airport:
Santorini
Flight time:
3 hours 46 minutes

Weather

40

30

20

10

0

J F M A M J J A S O N D
4 5 6 8 10 13 13 12 10 7 5 4
Average daily hours of sun

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