Akrotiri is one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean.The land of the excavations. The first habitation at the site dates from the Late Neolithic times (from 4th millennium BC).
In Medieval times, Akrotiri was one of the 5 fortified settlements on the island.
Akrotiri lies exactly on the axis of the shipping lane from Piraeus to Alexandria.
The lighthouse is one of the best in Greece. From the light house you can enjoy a different angle of the caldera and the most spectacular sunset in the world overlooking the whole rim of the Cliffside.