We took a local bus to see an old town called Akrotiri where an old city was discovered. Akrotiri was destroyed by three earthquakes and one huge volcano. Apparently, the volcano sealed every pots and pans including paints so fresh you can feel the history. I was amazed how everything is preserved so well under an amazing designed museum. It was huge and filled with knowledge. I’m always fascinated by ancient architecture. They seemed to know what to do with their weather and mother nature.
Ancient city discovered & their villages.
Akrotiri is on the opposite side of Oia. Take a bus from Oia to Fira then take another bus from Fira to Akrotiri. It’s worth the ride! Before you leave the museum, make sure that you visit Akrotiri village as well! It is on the very top of the mountain, a bit of a hike if you don’t have a rental car. We did it and it was amazing.