Akrotiri is known for its famous Minoan civilization settlement. The ruins are well preserved and the site is not much known.
There is not much to see in Akrotiri town. The ancient town of Akrotiri is the actual town, made of mud-brick and preserved for centuries. A roof is present above the town to keep it safe from the strong winds. Akrotiri has the two best beaches (Red Beach and Vlichada), some of the best (and cheapest) tavernas, and is close enough to the Perissa and Perivolas beaches too. Within the volcano crater is Caldera Beach which you get to visit by going down a series of switchbacks from the top of the caldera till you reach the bottom.
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