In the lovely village of Akrotiri, travellers have the opportunity to see the excavations of the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri, which has been an active excavation site since 1967. The prehistoric town is one of the biggest archaeological discoveries in Greece and it was inhabited by about 30,000 people. Visitors can walk through the debris of this town, which is in a very good condition, and be transferred to the prehistoric era. Civilizations from the 4th millennium BC up until the 17th century BC have been discovered here. Some important finds are also exhibited and can be admired at the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, in Fira.