Akrotiri / small Beaches / Vlichada
(Greek: Ακρωτήρι, pronounced Greek: [akroˈtiri]) is a Minoan Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic Greek island of Santorini (Thera).
The settlement was destroyed in the Theran eruption about 1627 BC and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine frescoesand many objects and artworks. The settlement has been suggested as a possible inspiration for Plato’s story of Atlantis. The site has been excavated since 1967.