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Skip-The-Line Entry Tickets & Audio Tour of Akrotiri

Free cancellation
Extended validity
Mobile ticket
Flexible duration
Audio guide

Skip the lines and discover Akrotiri, also known as the Pompeii of the Aegean! Understand the fascinating layout of this prehistoric town with the help of a complimentary audio guide.

highlights

  • Gain invaluable insight into the geological history of Akrotiri with a mobile audio guide, and skip long lines to discover the ‘Pompeii of the Aegean”.

  • Marvel at the layout of the prehistoric city, once buried under volcanic ash, on this self-guided tour.

  • Encounter monumental sites like the Square of the Double Horns, the House of the Ladies, Telchines street and Xeste 3.

  • The content of the audio tour, available offline after activation, is the result of in-depth research distilled into brief original stories to make your visit both engaging and educational.

inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry ticket to Akrotiri

  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)

  • Offline content (text, audio narration, and maps)

exclusions

  • Live guide

  • Smartphone or headphones

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

ticket validity

These tickets are valid until 31 Mar, 2023.

your experience

Well-Preserved Ruins

Akrotiri is a residential space frozen in time around 1600 BC, providing a snapshot of life in the Minoan Settlement just before its citizens had to flee the increasing fury of the Santorini eruption. The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the entrance of the archaeological site, which is located south of the modern village that bears the same name. The text, audio narration, and maps are all available offline to avoid roaming charges. For the best experience, download the app and your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit. Enjoy a hassle-free visit with skip-the-line entry.

Marvel at History

The layout of this town gives incomparable insight into the lives of the Minoan population. Double Horns Square is a unique excavation displaying an element of Cretan architecture that inspired wealthy Minoan merchants and sailors. Discover the once-bustling Telchines street, affluent residences called Xestes, and creative frescoes and murals at the House of the Ladies.

Put on your headphones and walk through this site at your own pace to learn about the fascinating history of Akrotiri and why it is called the 'Pompeii of the Aegean'.

know before you go

Important Information

  • The audio guide is not compatible with Windows phones.

  • It is recommended to download the app and audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit.

Timings

  • Nov to Mar

    Mon to Sun: 8am to 3:30pm

  • April to Oct

    Mon, Wed, Thurs: 8:30am to 3:30pm

    Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun: 8am to 8pm

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

  • Please arrive at the redemption point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Archaeological site of Akrotiri

  • Address: Thera, Santorini, 84700.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Akrotiri Bus Stop. It is a quick 8 minute walk to the redemption point.
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