The Akrotiri Archaeological Site is a prehistoric settlement which was discovered in 1967 and is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the Aegean. 

The site was destroyed by a volcanic eruption around 1600 BC and was preserved under layers of volcanic ash, providing insight into the Minoan civilization that once inhabited the area. 

The excavation has revealed a variety of well-preserved structures, including houses, streets, and public buildings, along with remarkable wall paintings, furniture, and pottery. 

The site is an exceptional example of the Minoan Bronze Age culture and has been compared to the ancient city of Pompeii. 

The Akrotiri Archaeological Site is open to the public and gives visitors a glimpse into the lives of the people of the Bronze Age.