Akrotiri was one of the fortified castles of the island during the medieval years. After Santorini was occupied by the Turks, the strong Venetian castle was torn down. The remains of its towers are easily discernible. The old churches of Agia Triada and Ypapanti tou Soteros are found in the area. From here road leads to the southern part of island, where Faros is.The sunset viewed from stone wall around its courtyard is one of the most beautiful on the Santorini.
You will find here picturesque atmosphere by the view towards Fira and Oia and numerous beautiful beaches nearby. The small harbor at Akrotiri is not suitable for swimming. We suggest you to visit famous Red Beach (10 min. from Akrotiri), the boat to Aspri beach or one of the dirt tracks leading to the deserted beaches Messa Pigadia, Almyra, Kambia, Gialos.