Akrotiri Village Santorini

Akrotiri Santorini photo by lengkiong lee on Flickr

About Akrotiri

Akrotiri is a small village located at the southwestern end of Thira in Santorini, it’s around a 20 to 25 minute drive to both the airport and the capital Fira.

Akrotiri is not a developed tourist destination so don’t expect the sort of facilities you’d have in Fira or Oia. What it does have is a Cycladic charm about it, with the usual narrow streets, cobbled walls and square white washed buildings with blue doors and shutters. It’s a lovely place for a wander around and feels a lot more like a traditional Greek town than the more developed resorts on the island.

Generally speaking, the majority of visitors to Santorini wouldn’t want to stay in Akrotiri but if you are one of those that prefers to get away from the crowds then there are a number of hotels, apartments and villas available in and around the village. You’ll even find a handful of hotels with swimming pools

The main reason for visiting Akrotiri is to see the archaeological site of Ancient Akrotiri which is just a couple of minutes south of the current village and is well worth a visit to get a sense of what life was like in Santorini all those years ago.

Also in the area are both Red Beach and White Beach which are popular due to their dramatic and unusual scenery. Another popular beach near by is Eros beach with it’s upmarket taverna and loungers. Just outside Akrotiri is the Santorini dive centre where you can learn to scuba dive and see some of the beautiful sea life of the region. There’s also a horse riding business that takes you on tours of the region.

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Where next?

Go to the Santorini resort guide to find out about the great towns and villages on the island.

Go to the Santorini beach guide to find out about some of the best beaches on the island.

Find something to keep you entertained whilst in Santorini with our Santorini sight seeing guide.

Go back to the main Santorini guide to find out more about this lovely Ionian island and what it has to offer the holiday maker

Find information on another Greek island, whether that’s to hop from Santorini on a day trip or to research an alternative destination.

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