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SANTORINI ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF AKROTIRI REVIEWS

  • Adrienne Truelove
  • Australia
  • Akrotiri/Santorini
    Date : 2010-05-19 15:57:22  
    Rating : Terrible

    As other correspondents have pointed out, the archaeological site of Akrotiri has been closed for 4 or 5 years due to the roof collapse (in 2006). Nevertheless, our agent was unaware of this. As visiting Akrotiri was our main reason for visiting, the rest of Santorini lost its gloss. We particularly disliked the cruise-ship/commercial orientation of the rest of Santorini. The accommodation was small and cramped, prices rather high in restaurants. While it is possible to cruise the crater or visit wineries, our suggestion is to wait until the archaelogical site reopens.

  • B Frankl
  • UK
  • Akrotiri, Santorini
    Date : 2010-01-08 09:47:36  
    Rating : Terrible

    The latest news I've heard is that repairs to the roof are bogged down in legal issues and Greek politics. The English language Greek newspaper reported that some action was underway and the site might be open around 2011. But don't get your hopes up. It's Greece!

  • John Getker
  • Tampa, Florfida
  • Cannot visit the site
    Date : 2010-01-08 09:46:41  
    Rating : Terrible

    My wife and I recently took a trip to Santorini which in large part was due to my interest in Akrotiri.. After I got there.. We were told that the site had been closed for three years and besides, most of the important finds had been taken to Athens. Then they offered us another tour of a winery and to take us shopping

  • T L Underwood
  • Fremont, CA, USA
  • Akrotiri
    Date : 2010-01-08 09:45:32  
    Rating : Terrible

    I see that Lynda from PA found the site closed in May 2009. It was also closed when we tried to visit September 2007. Online I learned that the roof colapsed in September 2005 killing one tourist and injuring others and that plans for reconstruction were being made. I have been unable online to get any information about progress, estimated date of reopening, etc. from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture or Ministry of Tourism. If anyone finds out please post it here.

  • Lynda
  • Pennsylvania, USA
  • Site of Akrotiri
    Date : 2010-01-08 09:43:59  
    Rating : Terrible

    Unfortunately, this site is closed. We were there in May 2009. The roof caved in a few years ago. Not sure when it will be open.

  • pmnae
  • London, UK
  • Minoan Crete, Egypt and Thera
    Date : 2006-03-09 19:10:14  
    Rating : Excellent

    Minoan Crete was in close contact with Egypt and the Near East, thanks to their incredible naval fleet. In these civilizations, where wall paintings were used, it was never used just decoratively. They had religious purposes or veneration intent towards a ruler or king. Despite all the differences between Oriental, Egiptian and Minoan wall paintings, even if depicting everyday scenes, scenery etc, wall paintings have a religious/veneration function. The relationship between the painting, its creators, society, values and tradition are all interlinked. Therefore in looking at a wall painting, one must wonder why it was drawn, what it means, and what does it appeal to.


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