Akrotiri was originally a Minoan settlement and today is one of the major tourist attractions and the most important archeological site of Santorini.
Discover Prehistoric Town of Akrotiri in Santorini, Greece: A Bronze age settlement on the Greek island of Santorini might have been the inspiration for Plato’s Atlantis.
The prehistoric town was destroyed due to a massive volcanic erruption around 1600 BC. Nowadays, the picturesque streets, the two-storey buildings, the lovely frescoes and plenty of tools witness the way of life in the prehistoric times.
Today, the beautiful frescoes of the ancient city of Akrotiri can only be seen in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Some splendid houses are dotted around the village as well as a traditional windmill.
Many tour boats arrive in this village and tourists are scattered to the nearby beaches of the area. Another place of interest is the Venetian castle that dominates the settlement of Akrotiri. The town has lovely hotels and also many local taverns with a splendid view to the sea.
This village has plenty of churches to visit and one of the most beautiful is the church of Agios Nikolaos built right above the impressive redish rocks, on the way to the Red Beach.