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Oia, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 7 attractions in Oia
Type: Islands
Traveler Description: If you are on Santorini for a vacation, take the time to visit Thirasia, and not just with the tourist boats if you can. It is like stepping back in... more »
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London, England, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Thirasia is completely opposite from it's neighbour across the caldera, there are literally almost no tourists or tourist infrastructure on the island, so worth a visit just for that, but also the views from the top of the mountain.

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Bangalore, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The volcanic island is just too full of slippery remains but if you trek up to a panorama restuarant then the view it really worth the visit.

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Ashquelon, HaDarom, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

e went with my family in a cruise ship stop in santorini and went to the central bus station, we take a bus to oia for only 3 euros, walking around the city and saw the most beautiful views, the blue tops from the churches was amaizing, the small stores with many souvenirs, and come back to Thira in a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The island didn't have really much to do but was a different experience to beautiful Santorini. At the island, my wife and I took the 200+ steps to the village of Thirasia and besides the view, nothing much to drool about. Mostly houses of people were at the top and it felt more like the "village" side of Santorini. No... More

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed two nights up the island mount at Zacharo motel . A very basic motel perhaps the only one on the island. Jimmy the owner has a wonderful garden with fruit trees. He serves his homemade wine. We spent two nites on thirasia as part of our kayaking circumnavigation around the caldera. Donkeys are used to carry goods and people... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We ended up on Thirasia Island as part of a boat trip from Fira-Volcano Island-Hot Springs-Thirasia. I'm not sure why they bother visiting this island, what a waste of 2 hours. Apart from the handful of restaurants by the beach where the boat moors up the place is a ghost town. We climbed the several hundred steps to get to... More

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Stopped off at this little island (population 150) on our sunset cruise of the caldera. Ate at Captain John's, one of 2 tavernas on the small harbour. If you have time, take a trip ip the 350 steps to the hilltop village to see some of the real Greece. Worth a stop.

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Montreal, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We did not visit for too long. We went there by boat and only had a chance to see some of it but it is well worth the experience.There are very few people living there on top, and they come down to the water in the summer (the distance is just a few kilometres-what a life!)Do swim in the beautiful... More

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

If you go to Santorini, you must go to Oia (pronounced Eya) for the sunset. It is truly breathtaking, but you must pick your spot early, 1.5 hours before, as it gets packed. BUT BEWARE, as with all tourist attractions food prices vary hugely. for example we chose a tavern at the top of the rise above the bus station,... More

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Doha, Qatar
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed there for an hour off our boat trip and the tavernas there are really good. Its a must to try authentic local greek food!!

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