Akrotiri

Akrotiri is located in the southern part of the island and is famous for the excavation site and Red Beach. (Greek: Ακρωτήρι, pronounced Greek: [akroˈtiri]) is a Minoan Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic Greek island of Santorini (Thera). The settlement was destroyed in the Theran eruption about 1627 BC and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine Frescoes and many objects and artworks. The settlement has been suggested as possible proof of Plato's story of Atlantis. The site has been excavated since 1967.

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