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Akrotiri is the name of the excavation site of a Minoan Bronze Age settlement. 

Certain historians hold this settlement, and the disaster that kept it hidden for the most of history, as the inspiration behind Plato's myth of Atlantis, as mentioned in his dialogues Timaeus and Critias.

The famous attraction, now rebuilt and re-opened, is probably one of the most interesting places to visit.

Akrotiri was buried during the widespread Theran eruption in the middle of the second millennium BC (during the Late Minoan period); as a result, like the Roman ruins of Pompeii after it, it is remarkably well-preserved. Frescoes, pottery, furniture, advanced drainage systems and three-story buildings have been discovered at the site, whose excavation was started in 1967 by Spyridon Marinatos. 
Check National Geographic Virtual Tour of Ancient Akrotiri

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