Akrotiri is located at the southwest part of Santorini, 15km away from Fira, the capital. The town is mostly known for the ruins of the prehistoric town that were discovered there in 1963. Akrotiri was also one of the island castle-towns, with its houses built in such a way so as to protect its people from the pirates.
Apart from its historic importance, Akrotiri is also known for its wonderful beaches. Akrotiri beach is one of the most popular ones on the island, while the famous Red Beach with its red sand and imposing red and black rocks is also located nearby.