Akrotiri’s archeological sight.
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Akrotiri’s archeological sight.

Akrotiri is located at the Thira’s south coast and it is one of the most important prehistoric settlements of Aegean. Its inhabitance dates around Neolithic era. The settlement’s big extent, the artificially made drainage system, the multi-storey buildings with the wonderful wall paintings and the furniture, witness the settlement’s big development. Akrwtiri was often communicating with other important areas such as Crete, mainland Greece, Dodekanisa, Cyprus, Syria and Egypt. The earthquakes and the eruptions that followed the years after had as a result the settlement’s end, at the end of 17th century B.C. The lava from the eruption covered the whole island, just like it happened with Pompeii.

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