It is situated on the south west edge of Santorini, about 15 kilometers away from Fira, offering exquisite views of the island. Akrotiri means cape and it is an actual promontory due to its geographical position. It is famous for the lighthouse, one of the best in Greece, from where you can relish majestic sunsets.
Location in Fira Santorini
Akrotiri village is home of two historical treasures that are the main attractions of the village. One of them is the archaeological site of Akrotiri, a very important prehistoric town of the Aegean that is totally worth a visit. You can walk through it and observe frescoes, artifacts, objects, furniture, advanced drainage systems and even multi-story buildings from the Bronze Age.