Akrotiri & Red Beach: Rich Taste of Past


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First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes. All my tours are suitable for kids and I will do my best for all of you to have a memorable visit on the island.

Friendly: No.
The Archaeological Site of Akrotiri is suitable for people with disabilities. It is flat and the temperature is most of the times great thanks to the bioclimatic shelter upon us. You must be able to get in and out a car. On the other hand, walking the way to the Red Beach is quite difficult. The terrain is rocky and not flat. If you hesitate for any reason, please, contact me.

Maximum travelers: 3



English (fluent), Greek (fluent)

Visit Akrotiri with an archaeologist

1613 B. C.
One the most violent volcanic eruptions that humanity has ever seen bursts and the prosperous, cosmopolitan town of Akrotiri get buried under a thick layer of ash forever. Wall paintings, paved streets, multi-storied buildings, water supply and sewage system are just some of the finds which surprise hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Akrotiri surprises even the most dubious. Let me, as an archaeologist, introduce you the Pompeii of the Aegean. The frescoes found in Akrotiri are now in museums and laboratories. I am going to show you some of the most exciting frescoes on my iPad.

The Red Beach comes second. Are you curious about the nearby famous beach? Let's take some pictures that will make you remember it for life.


- After we meet each other, we reach the Archaeological Site where we explore the prehistoric town with me giving you all the interesting details. The site is under a rooftop which protects us from the sun and the heat.

- We drive to the parking of the Red Beach and walk for about 5 minutes the rocky terrain. Standing on a natural balcony, we watch the Red Beach from above.

- On the way back we may have a short stop to take some great pictures of the caldera view.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours

It may last 2,5 to 3 hours.


Transportation is operated by a modern, fully A/C Skoda Fabia car by me. It fits up to 3 people. If you are more than 3, ask me to give you all the other options we may have and the cost.

What’s Included

Other: - Professional guiding services by a licensed tour guide
- Transportation by a modern, fully A/C Skoda Fabia car
- Bottled water

Estimated Local Cash Needed

12 Euro - 12€/adult entrance fee for the prehistoric town of Akrotiri

What’s Extra

Other: - One way cable car tickets cost 6€ each (necessary only for cruise passengers)
- Archaeological Site of Akrotiri; the cost for adult's ticket is 12€

A Recent Review of this tour

Panos brought the Akrotiri ruins to life and helped us appreciate this ancient site and its significance. He took his time to explain its history; had all pictures of the frescoes in his tablet which helped us relate well and enhanced our experience. Also took us to the red beach and Pyrgos; the whole tour was a fantastic experience. He shared a wealth of knowledge about the island and Greek History. Very kind, patient, and extremely knowledgeable; quite engaging with children; Highly recommended!
Ramya Ramraj

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