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I haven't been to Santorini, but I would hope to see some of the archaeological sites there.

Akrotiri was really interesting. It's a huge excavation under a roof, probably because of the sun and heat there, as well as open walls for air circulation.

Oia was marginally interesting, IMO, and a couple of hours there were plenty. The stark white buildings set against the sapphire sea and, if you visit off-season, the open plaza, are gorgeous. The tiny alley ways lined with shops were a nice, short walk, but that's about it. As MrFungi said, I would not want to be there in high-season. Our guide said that the plaza area in high-season is shoulder-to-shoulder. We were the only group there in early-April 2016. Perfect weather.

I don't recall it being anywhere near an hour ride between Akrotiri and Oia, but we were on a bus and perhaps distracted.

Minoans were associated with Crete and the Palace of Knossos, my favorite archaeological site ever, though I was there decades ago.

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