Santorini Shore Excursion: Prehistoric Museum & Excavation in Akrotiri
Join this shore excursion where prehistoric and ancient Greek history meet. All these elements with a great backround: the natural beauty of Santorini.
You will be disembark by tender-boats provided from the cruise ship at the old Port of Fira where you will take the cable car to Fira town to join the waiting motor coach. Driving through picturesque villages, you will reach the southern end of the island and the archaeological site of Akrotiri. In about 1500 BC, a volcanic eruption destroyed all life on the island and much of the island collapsed beneath the waves. The remains of Akrotiri remained undiscovered until the excavations, led by Professor Spyros Marintos, began in 1967. What he uncovered was evidence of an amazing city with houses, streets, squares and workshops, all of which had been covered under a thick blanket of pumice for almost 3,500 years. You will be able to walk around this ancient city among well-preserved buildings, giving you insight into the ancient civilization of Santorini.
Continue to Fira town where the new Archaeological Museum is located. In this remarkable museum, you will see artifacts which were excavated from the site of Akrotiri, including the recent discovery of a golden Ibix. Enjoy some free time in town before enjoying a short cable car ride down to the pier.
- Professional English speaking guide
- Transportation by luxury vehicle
- Cable car tickets (12.00 € p.p.)
- Lunch and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance fees
All the cruise visitors with individual programs are taken to the old Port of Fira by tender boats. There, at the port, you will take the cable car up to Fira town. The meeting point for the tours is at the cable car's Exit, in Fira town. Your guide will wait for you there, holding a sign with your name. For more info, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org