Akrotiri, Greece
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150 to 180 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Step back nearly 4,000 years on a private 3-hour tour of ancient Akrotiri on Santorini. With a knowledgeable private guide, explore the well-preserved ruins of this one-time Minoan settlement, destroyed by a volcano in around 1450 BC. Inspect the excavated houses and buildings, see the remnants of kitchens and drainage systems, and hear about the vivid frescoes that once graced the walls. Learn about the long-ago inhabitants, how their town was buried under ash, and how Minoan society and culture was far ahead of mainland European civilization at the time.
  • Private 3-hour walking tour of ancient Akrotiri, with an informative local guide
  • Tour the excavated Minoan-era town of Akrotiri, buried under volcanic ash in around 1450 BC
  • Walk along the main street past ruins of shops and houses, some once painted in colorful frescoes
  • See the remains of kitchens, balconies and drainage and sewage systems
  • Learn about life here nearly 4,000 years ago from a knowledgeable guide
  • Relax with included hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Enjoy undivided attention and personalized commentary from a private guide


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, Mar 2018

The tour guide was ok, but came of as inpatient if you stopped somewhere longer and she had to wait around which should understandably be one of the perks of the money you pay for the private tour and a bit impersonal, felt more like a gig and would only engage in a conversation to give you more details if you insisted and has some previous knowledge. If you missed something and asked her again, she would get annoyed and rudely go: as I already explained...
Although we liked the stand and support the idea, she was very determined to guide us away from the official souvenir shop inside the Akrotiri area and take us to the alternative one on the road side that her colleagues local art historians and archeologists run. In the end, we went to both and as a result can say for ourselves that the alternative is way better and for the right cause- to gather more money for the excavations the government does not provide, but still the guide you hire should be professional and accommodate the client's wishes, not clearly push them to one option and involve them into that much local politics.
We take private guides for all the major sites around Europe and had some great experiences and friendly and dedicated guides, this was not one of them.
We persisted and ignored her getting annoyed and self-involved and in the end made sure we got exactly what we wanted from the tour, but would not recommend this guide.

, Jun 2017

It made the experience much more memorable to have the private tour.

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