Akrotiri – lessons from the past

Akrotiri translates as the far end of a promontory and it is this storied peninsula that is known world over for its spectacular finds dating back to the Minoan period.

One of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece, a visit to Akrotiri offers a rare glimpse into how we lived, worked, prayed and buried the dead over three millennia ago.

The site at Akrotiri is unique as it doesn’t just boast a few orphaned pillars and columns – it is where the ancient town of Akrotiri actually stood! Most of the ancient town has survived despite its seemingly fragile mud-brick structures.

Preserved for centuries, they reveal more of life in these bygone times than most other archaeological sites.

The site is covered by a protective roof to further shield this heritage location from the vagaries of nature.

Akrotiri village is a quiet town and the narrow section of the island where the archaeological site stands also has the two best beaches – the Red Beach and Vlichada, some of the most authentic and most affordable tavernas, and it is close enough to the popular Perissa and Perivolas beaches too.


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With a wide variety of options including our comprehensive island tours, either semi-private or fully private, our tailored plan-your-own tours where you choose the itinerary, or our specialized winery tours visiting the island’s finest vintners, there’s always a fun & exciting experience for everyone!

Semi Private Island Tour with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

Our Semi-Private Island Tour accommodates maximum 7 people. Join our tour and explore the wonderful & magical island of Santorini!

Through the Grapevine Semi Private Wine Tour

For serious wine aficionados or visitors that simply want to taste excellent wines in the place they are born, an exciting new wine-tasting adventure on the island of Santorini. 

Private Island Tour with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

All of our private tours can accommodate your own group of up to 8 people. Book your own personal tour to explore with your private guide all the wonders of Santorini!

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