The island’s story began over 4000 years ago. Closely linked with the eminent and pre-classical ancient world, the island’s oldest inhabitants lived a culturally rich existence and built sophisticated settlements which you can still see in the incredible detail of the persevered ruins at the Akrotiri archaeological site on the South of Santorini.
This den of ancient history is easily reachable in no time from Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites and Spa. The entire site of Akrotiri was preserved in astonishing quality by ancient Thera’s most transformative volcanic eruption which covered everything in ash, creating an archaeological time-capsule that lets us step right back into the past.
Check out the beautifully preserved Minoan pottery or stoop below ancient houses through Akrotiri’s cobblestone streets.
The fascinating Archaeological Museum of Thera sits an easy distance from Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites and Spa and houses yet more ancient treasures.