• Akrotiri Audio Guide

    Explore the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri at your own pace.

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  • Akrotiri Audio Guide

    Explore the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri at your own pace.

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    Akrotiri Audio Guide-Header Image

Akrotiri Audio Guide

Explore the prehistoric settlement of Santorini at your own pace.

A step by step audio guide for the most important archaeological site of Santorini. The most complete audio guide for Akrotiri archaeological site, customize the tour at your own pace, follow one of the three routes depending on your time available.

What is Akrotiri

Apart from the stunning views to the caldera and the volcano, Santorini has a long history starting, according to the up to nowadays research, about 7000 years ago. The most important settlement of the time is Akrotiri, that was buried under the volcanic debris after a vast eruption approx. 3600 years ago. This volcanic debris was responsible for the excellent preservation of the site: multi-storey houses, equipped with a very advanced, for the time, seweage network and decorated with avant garde wall paintings make this site one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the world!

Easy to Use

Tap and listen, zoom in the map, explore Akrotiri in 18 stops.

Step by step

Follow one of the 3 routes and stop in the points of interest.

Licensed Local Guide

All texts are written from an experienced licensed local guide.

No roaming fees

No internet connection is needed after download.

Don't leave Santorini without visiting Akrotiri

We recommend a visit either with a licensed local guide or with Akrotiri Audio Guide, so as to discover what makes it such a unique site.

For a better experience and in order to respect the rest of the visitors, as the site is in a covered by a shelter area, we highly recommend the use of headphones.

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Akrotiri archaeological site

Opening hours

(1 November - 31 March 2019)
08.00 - 15.00 Tuesday - Sunday
(4 April - 31 October 2018)
The archaeological site will be open daily 08:00 - 20:00 and on Thursdays 08:00 - 15:00 On Mondays closed

Akrotiri archaeological site

Entrance Fees


  • Full : 12 €
  • Reduced : 6 €
  • Special ticket package*
  • Full : 14 €
  • Reduced : 7 €
  • * The special package 4 day ticket is for Archaelogical Sites and Museum in Thera Ancient Thera, Akrotiri, Archaeological Museum, Museum of Prehistoric Thera, Collection of Icons and Ecclesiastical Artefacts at Pyrgos

Free admission days

  • 6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
  • 18 April (International Monuments Day)
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • National Holidays
  • 28 October
  • Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st

Reduced admission

  • Escorting parents on educational visits of primary schools.
  • Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
  • Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent Schools of countries from outside the European Union, upon presentation of their student ID cards

Free admission

  • Cultural Card holders
  • Escorting teachers during educational visits of schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education and of military schools.
  • Holders of a free pass
  • Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites, upon presentation of their certified membership card.
  • Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS, upon presentation of their membership card
  • Official guests of the Greek State, after approval from the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage.
  • Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of EU member states, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card
  • The employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Archaeological Receipts Fund, upon presentation of their service ID card.
  • Young people, up to the age of 18, upon presentation of their Identity Card or passport for age confirmation.

Akrotiri archaeological site


Akrotiri is a name used both for the village in the southwestern part of the island, as well as the archaeological site that was discovered nearby. As we haven`t yet been able to know how the prehistoric inhabitants called their main urban center, the name of the modern village was used for the prehistoric settlement too.

The pin Prehistoric Town of Akrotiri¹, in the map below, is the exact location of the main entrance of the archaeological site (ticket booth). The pins Akrotiri and Archaeological Site of Akrotiri that exist in Google Maps (map below) refer also to the archaeological site which you can reach through the main entrance (pin 1).

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