Hotels in Akrotiri

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Akrotiri Details

Akrotiri is located next to the famous Red Beach about 5 miles south of Fira in Santorini. Akrotiri is a small village and has not become a popular tourist destination yet, so it remains relatively undisturbed. The proximity to the Red Beach makes it a popular location for the weekend. Akrotiri city was destroyed by volcanic eruption around 1500 B.C. The hotels of Akrotiri are capable of offering services and amenities to suit any traveler: cheap hotels in Akrotiri can be located easily using of Akrotiri are located on the southern tip of the island and are extremely well preserved because of the volcanic ash. This is still a live site with excavations still occurring. The perfectly preserved houses date back to as far as 16th century B.C. The Santorini Volcano is the most popular tourist attraction on the island. The volcano erupted in 1500 B.C. and is considered to be one of the largest eruptions in thousands of years. The Ruins of Thira were discovered around the 1860s but date back to the 11th century B.C. Nearby the site there are carvings of the gods Zeus, Apollo, and Poseidon. These ruins are located about 400m above ground and the views of the sea are desired attractions.