The small village of Akrotiri lies at the southwestern side of Santorini. The ancient settlement of Akrotiri was discovered in 1967 by the famous archaeologist Spyros Marinatos, who brought into light a whole city hidden under lava and ashes. The prehistoric Akrotiri flourished in 3000 BC, but it was later ruined by the 1500 BC volcano eruption.
Today, many objects and important artifacts, are displayed at the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira Town.
A few minutes walk from Akrotiri, you will find the Red Beach, one of the most famous and extraordinary beaches in Santorini island. Gigantic red rocks and reddish pebbles create a unique scenery you won’t find anyplace else.