Acrothea

Acrothea suites & villas is located in the traditional village of Akrotiri, close to Santorini’s famous Minoan excavations and the unique Red Beach.

Ideally located, Acrothea offers a panoramic view of the island, including the breathtaking cliffs of volcano and full view of the Volcano.

Its name derives from Acrotiri village, which means cape and the Greek word Thea which means view.

Spectacular view, peaceful setting, hospitality and comfort offer you a dream vacation.

Each spacious suite & Villa includes a fully equipped Kitchen, bath, 1 or 2 bedrooms and balcony with respect to the traditional architecture and styling. Run by a family business, Acrothea offers a tranquil and friendly environment, with ultimate services at reasonable prices.

 

We are waiting for you to have an unforgettable experience on the island that the nature so richly endowed.

Location

The small village of Akrotiri lies at the southwestern side of Santorini. The ancient settlement of Akrotiri was discovered in 1967 by the famous archaeologist Spyros Marinatos, who brought into light a whole city hidden under lava and ashes. The prehistoric Akrotiri flourished in 3000 BC, but it was later ruined by the 1500 BC volcano eruption.

Today, many objects and important artifacts, are displayed at the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira Town.
A few minutes walk from Akrotiri, you will find the Red Beach, one of the most famous and extraordinary beaches in Santorini island. Gigantic red rocks and reddish pebbles create a unique scenery you won’t find anyplace else.

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Acrothea suites&villas is located in the traditional village of Akrotiri, close to Santorini’s famous Minoan excavations and the unique Red Beach.

 

 

General Information

 Santorini or Thira is the most famous island of Cyclades and one of the most famous islands of Greece. It is a special island particularly beautiful. Because of her volcanic nature and her history Santorini has gained a worldwide fame. It’s evident the fact that she has the greatest Caldera of the world! At the shade of the volcano and on the edge of Caldera, there have been created the most beautiful Cycladic settlements. Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Oia. Discover them!

Fira, the capital of Santorini, is built on the top of Caldera on a height of 260 m from the sea. The town of Fira is characterized as the most beautiful Cycladic town. The traditional Cycladic architecture in combination with the particular elements of Thiraic style give the village a unique identity. The whitewashed houses, the blue-domed churches, the narrow paved streets leading to the old neighborhoods, all together reveal the beauties of the city.

Oia is at the northern side of the island in a distance of 11 km from Fira. It is the first village of Greece that was characterized as conservable. Her characteristic is the underground settlement, meaning the houses-caves, which are dug in the rock levels of Caldera and are responsible for the exceptional character of the settlement. Oia has been identified with the sunset. Here you will enjoy the most beautiful and famous sunset of the world.

The popular Imerovigli is built on the highest point of Caldera and disposes of the best view over the volcano. His traditional settlement is ideal for walks. Discover it!

Wondering around the island you will see many surprises. Meet all the traditional villages of the island. Like Vothonas and Karterado with the old dug settlements, Emporio with its’ fortifying architecture. The village of Mesaria where are the most of the island’s vineyards, from which is produced the biggest quantity of wine.

Dedicate a day of your vacation for a unique cruise to the volcano of Santorini. A really unique experience. You will walk among the volcanic island and you will see the crater. You will swim to the hot springs and you will see amazing beaches that can be reached only by boat.

 

 

Acrothea suites&villas is located in the traditional village of Akrotiri, close to Santorini’s famous Minoan excavations and the unique Red Beach.

 

 

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