Located on the southwestern side of Santorini is the stunning resort of Akrotiri. It is famous for its ancient settlement remains which date back hundreds of years. The resort is not that touristically developed compared to other places in Santorini but this makes it the ideal place for a quiet sunshine getaway. Akrotiri boasts fantastic views of the surrounding caldera and volcano.
Budget-friendly holidays to Akrotiri are very readily available and the region can be reached from most regional airports. The resort itself is located around a 25-minute drive from Santorini International Airport. Make sure you check the CheekyTrip comparison site for more fantastic deals to the best parts of Santorini. Direct flights to this place tend to be around 4 hours long and with a relatively short transfer time on the other side, you can get straight into enjoying your dream holiday!
Akrotiri is at its busiest from spring until autumn but never gets overcrowded with tourists. Temperatures reach the high 20s on most days throughout this period making it a very reliable destination to visit when it comes to getting almost guaranteed sunshine every day. Prices tend to be slightly cheaper outside of these months from autumn to spring. However, with most of the major tourist facilities closed or with reduced hours and temperatures dropping to the low-teens, we don’t really recommend a visit outside of the summer months.
By far the best thing to do in Akrotiri is to visit its renowned archaeological site. It is considered to be one of the best preserved sites in the whole of Greece and it wasn’t until the late 20th century that the multi-level buildings and masterful wall painting were discovered. In the 17th century, the whole island was covered in volcanic material that helped the preservation of these ancient settlements - a must visit when in Santorini. Other great things to do in the resort include taking in the scenic views of the region as well as taking a trip to Red Beach which is within walking distance.
Because Akrotiri doesn’t receive as much tourism as other parts of the island, the accommodation choices are quite limited. You will only find a select few hotels to pick from, although all of these places provide excellent value for money and often come with scenic views. The same is true for restaurants, with only a few tavernas and small venues dotted across the resort.
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