The Bronze Age site of Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece Reopened

Seven years after its roof collapsed, the Bronze Age site of Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece reopens according to Reuters.  This is for sure good news for all travelers wanting to visit Santorini in this period or soon as this site was closed to public visits so many years ago.

Petros Alivizatos, deputy Culture and Tourism Minister said that “one of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece and the world opened its gates again. Akrotiri, which is now fully safe, will attract visitors and boost Greek tourism”.

Akrotiri, also known as the “Pompeii of the Aegean” is a prehistoric town that was buried under volcanic ash during an eruption 3,700 years ago. This eruption is believed to have destroyed the Minoan civilization in Crete to the south.

Seven years ago there was a tragic incident on this site: a Welsh tourist was killed when the roof collapsed in 2005. Since then, the roof has been replaced with one made of steel and wood. Now this roof should be safer for all tourists visiting this archaeological site in Greece.

It is a good thing that a famous tourist attraction is now reopened. Greece offers many such lovely old and spectacular sites that attract people all over the world.

Which is your favourite place in Greece?

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