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What's Akrotiri like

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 stay in Akrotiri but if you're one of those that prefers to get away from the crowds then there are a good number of hotels, apartments and villas available in and around the village. You’ll even find a handful of hotels with swimming pools.

Akrotiri nightlife

There's a collection of restaurants towards the eastern side of the town and at least one of them doubles as a cocktail bar so although the nightlife in Akrotiri isn't exactly lively you can have a decent night out with a good meal and a few drinks.

What to do around Akrotiri

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.

Quick look guide to Akrotiri

Average Popularity
On the Beach
Lots of Hotels
Historical Site
Museum
Scuba Diving
Horse Riding
Traditional
Picturesque
Cash Machine
Vehicle Hire

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