10 Things to Do in Akrotiri That You Shouldn't Miss

Discover the best top things to do in Akrotiri, Greece including Akrotiri Archaeological Site, Lighthouse, Red Beach, White Beach, Caldera Beach, Taxi Boats to Red, White, and Black Beach, Almyra Beach, Venetian Castle of Santorini, Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours, Santorini Guided Tours.

1. Akrotiri Archaeological Site

Akrotiri 84700, Greece Sights & Landmarks, Ancient Ruins
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4 based on 4863 reviews

Akrotiri Archaeological Site

This ancient city was covered in a heap of volcanic ash in the late 17th century B.C., preserving it for present-day archaeologists and interested tourists. The site is so well preserved that it is often referred to as the Pompeii of the Aegean.

Reviewed By Takarehi - Mill Creek, WashingtonMill Creek, Washington

Educational

This archeological site provides an interesting look at what a village on Santorini looked like in ancient times. Housed in a large covered building it is weather proof. The structure gets you out of the rain and the heat. You walk mostly on a raised plat

2. Lighthouse

Akrotiri 84700, Greece Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Lighthouses
Excellent
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4 based on 1271 reviews

Lighthouse

Reviewed By KarlaDGO - Doha, QatarDoha, Qatar

Interesting place

We visited this place as we rented a car and wanted to visit the southest point of the island. It offers great views of the island, but you can't go inside, which was really disappointing. It is ok for a quick stop.

3. Red Beach

Akrotiri, Greece Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
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3.5 based on 5390 reviews

Red Beach

Red beach Santorini: The red beach is one of the most famous and beautiful of the beaches of Santorini. It is located near the village and ancient site of Akrotiri.

Reviewed By HannaP79 - Turku, FinlandTurku, Finland

Beautifull red beach!

Amazing views both up from the caldera and down from the beach. We walked from Ancient Akrotiri to the red beach and continued from there to the Akrotiri village. Beautifull path!

4. White Beach

Akrotiri, Greece Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
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4 based on 577 reviews

White Beach

The cove right next to the Red beach, on the southern side of Santorini, is known as the White beach. It is very similar to the Red beach, with black pebbles on the shore, only that the surrounding cliffs are white. This beach is accessible only by boat or on foot from the Red beach.

Reviewed By Sandyhan013 - New York City, New YorkNew York City, New York

Must see!

Stunning view of the remnant of one of the largest volcanic eruption 10,000 years ago is Santorini. The gorgeous beach we were able to visit during a private boat ride provided us with a spectular view. The beach has the name White beach due to the rocks

5. Caldera Beach

Akrotiri 340 01, Greece Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Beaches
Excellent
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4 based on 188 reviews

Caldera Beach

Reviewed By UKSnorkeller - United KingdomUnited Kingdom

Amazing views out into the Caldera, stunning sunset, water a bit choppy

The road down is steep but worth it, parked at bottom no problem. There is a lovely taverna (Remezzo) by the beach. It is a pebbly beach so wear wet suit shoes. It's amazing to swim in a Caldera, the views out to see are stunning, especially the sunset. I

6. Taxi Boats to Red, White, and Black Beach

Akrotiri 84700, Greece Transportation, Ferries
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4 based on 46 reviews

Taxi Boats to Red, White, and Black Beach

Reviewed By ullak451 - Greater London, United KingdomGreater London, United Kingdom

One day to spend on this

We took our quad bike and visited the red beach where we spent a few hours swimming and snorkelling. We then took the taxi boat from the red beach to the white beach and then onto the black beach and back to akrotiri. it is well worth the ten euros return

7. Almyra Beach

Akrotiri, Greece Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Beaches
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Almyra Beach

Reviewed By Pepperjackm - TexasTexas

Black "sand" beach, same as Perissa, maybe smaller peebles

Quieter because have to take motor transport to get there, but if you combine it with other activities it would be a highlight of the island.Coupla tavernas, services, nude beach way down

8. Venetian Castle of Santorini

Akrotiri 84700, Greece Sights & Landmarks, Castles
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3.5 based on 53 reviews

Venetian Castle of Santorini

Reviewed By mamacooking - Boston, MassachusettsBoston, Massachusetts

Free, and you get what you pay for

It is a trek to get to the Venetian Castle and once you get there you need to intuit exactly what you are seeing. Some signs would have been nice. Lovely view, which can be said about just about everywhere in Santorini. The little town in which the Castle

9. Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours

Enter a destinationAkrotiri, Greece
Excellent
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5 based on 824 reviews

Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours

Daily seakayak excursions on Santorini

Reviewed By Tunsi3

Amazing Day in Santorini

We visited Santorini by cruise ship at the end of April (my husband, son and son's girlfriend). We wanted to do something different from shopping and visiting the town, so decided to try sea kayaking. Santorini Sea Kayak responded immediately to our email with deailed directions on how to find the meeting place and what to bring. The sea was very rough on the day we arrived and despite hesitation, I felt comfortable with the instructions given and reassurances from our guides that we would be fine. We had an incredible and memorable day with a lovely lunch on a secluded beach. The lunch was delicious with a variety of sandwiches and local flavor. I would highy recommend this day trip if you want to do something off the beaten path and see local and not tourist spots.

10. Santorini Guided Tours

Enter a destinationAkrotiri, Greece
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5 based on 132 reviews

Santorini Guided Tours

Enjoy Santorini YOUR way...customize your private tour with a professional tourist guide and make your day(s) on the island unforgettable! Make the best vacation photo album from the places visited; learn about the exciting history of Akrotiri,the town buried under the volcanic dust during the biggest volcanic eruption of the last 10000 years; enjoy the spectacular sceneries of the villages on the top of the caldera; taste the famous local wines and learn about the unique methods of viticulture on the island; please all your senses on this dream destination with a licensed tourist guide!

Reviewed By pal6860 - Dallas, TexasDallas, Texas

Dimitra Made Santorini even more beautiful!

What an amazing experience for our family with 3 kids aged 13, 12, 10. Dimitra was so energetic and enthusiastic and friendly. We felt like old family friends on a tour with a good friend! And her husband was our driver, which made it even more fun!We were able to tailor our tour to our interests, and visited Oia (where we had about an hour of free time), made several stops for great family photos, visited Perivolas black beach and had a great lunch at Sakura (with great authentic Japanese sushi- yes, great sushi in Santorini!). But the highlight was Akrotiri. One of the great advantages of Dimitra is the fact that she is one of the few true licensed tour guides on the Island. And it really showed at Akrotiri. She made it come alive. She showed us so many pics on her iPad, and just made this ruined site make so much more sense to us. In fact the next day our family visited the Archaeological museum in Fira and were just blown away at the beauty of the artifacts there that Dimitra talked about. Without having, b done her tour, this museum would've been just another building full of old stuff, but thanks to her, it was a highlight of our trip!To top it off, we bought a FUN game called Santoploy (Santopoly-Monopoly style game) with hand made-LITERALLY hand made- game pieces, which my family loves to play. Which just so happens to be a game that Dimitra and her husband created themselves!!!Wonderful family friendly tour, with a lively tour guide that truly made Santorini even more beautiful than it is!

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