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- Guided tour in Akrotiri with a Licensed English-Speaking Guide
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Discover the Aegean Sea’s Pompeii according to the archaeologists; the prehistoric town built in 2000 B.C. that was buried under lava after a massive volcanic eruption in 1612-1613 BC. It is one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. The first habitation at the site dates from the Late Neolithic times (at least the 4th millenium B.C.). During the Early Bronze Age (3rd millenium B.C.), a sizeable settlement was founded and in the Middle and early Late Bronze Age (ca. 20th-17th centuries B.C.) it was extended and gradually developed into one of the main urban centres and ports of the Aegean. The large extent of the settlement (ca. 20 hectares), the elaborate drainage system, the sophisticated multi-storeyed buildings with the magnificent wall-paintings, furniture and vessels, show its great development and prosperity. The various imported objects found in the buildings indicate the wide network of its external relations. Akrotiri was in contact with Crete but also communicated with the Greek Mainland, the Dodecanese, Cyprus, Syria and Egypt. The town’s life came to an abrupt end in the last quarter of the 17th century B.C. when the inhabitants were obliged to abandon it as a result of severe earthquakes. The erruption followed. The volcanic materials covered the entire island and the town itself. These materials, however, have protected up to date the buildings and their contents.
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Along with your guide you will discover the important and magnificent prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri.
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Highlights of the tour: Along with the licensed guide you will discover all aspects of the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri where an important civilization thrived and was then destroyed by the massive eruption of 1612 B.C.
Pick up point:Pick up from hotel
Drop off point:Designated Meeting Point