Akrotiri village – The buried city of Santorini

Akrotiri village – The buried city of Santorini

Akrotiri village is located at a distance of 12 kilometers from Fira next to Red beach. Akrotiri is one of the most famous archaeological sites on the island of Santorini. Around 1500 BC there was an awful volcano eruption, which destroyed the city completely and the city buried under the volcanic ashes. Due to this volcano eruption, the Minoan settlement got destroyed.

Most findings of the buried city can be found in National Archaeological Museum in Athens and the new Archaeological Museum of Fira.