Akrotiri must open!
March 1st, 2012
The Municipality of Thira to work out the archaeological site of Akrotiri. Here A press release sent to all media:
The archaeological site of Akrotiri, one of the biggest and most famous excavations around the world, is closed since September 2005, after the known incident of the collapse of part of the new shelter, which was then at the stage of completion.
Today, more than 6 years later and while the project has been completed by last fall, the area remains closed to the public without visible time of reopening.
The society of the island and thousands of visitors, all these years, showed understanding and tolerance as they had hoped that the project would be completed soon and that it will be a pioneering construction worthy of such a prominent archaeological site. But all have their limitations and the current situation can not continue. The project was completed and the site does not open.
The municipality of Santorini will not remain a spectator to an issue that is crucial to Santorini and beyond. In such difficult times that our country is going through one of the most important cultural resources can not work and is an obstacle and a deterrent to visitors coming to Greece.