Ancient Akrotiri reopened to visitors

Ancient Akrotiri reopened to visitors
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Posted by Greeka on 11 Apr 2012

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The archaeological site of Akrotiri in Santorini finally reopened yesterday, April 10th, 2012, after the completion of the bioclimatic roof that currently covers the prehistoric town.

This place, known as the Minoan Pompeii, was found almost intact from time, covered by volcanic ashes. Archaeologists believe it was covered by the lava of the severe volcanic eruption that took place in Santorini at about 1,650 B.C., the same eruption whose tsunami waves destroyed the Minoan town of Knossos in Crete. In fact, many people believe that Akrotiri is actually the lost town of Atlantis.

One of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, Akrotiri will remain open to visitors from 10.00 am to 17.00 pm. The prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri had been closed since September 2005, when part of the bioclimatic roof, which was then under construction, collapsed killing a British tourist.

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