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Ancient Thera

Petros Nomikos Conference Center | Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
30 22860 23217
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Kamari
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Ancient Ruins, History Museums
Description: This 11th century BC Dorian settlement includes remains from Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

brilliant place to visit during the hot summer day, having a guide provide you funny (some made up) stories makes it interesting when giving company to your better half who loves historical places and will definitely insist on visiting this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

A very nice 1/2 day excursion. - We used the car rather than tio walk up the mountain because the weather was very hot even in the morning. - Nice and interesting self-guided visit of the ancient site - Wonderful view over Kamari, Perissa and the Aegean sea

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I hiked up from Perissa, and visited the little church you can see in the cliff. It is a good walk up and not a good idea if you do not have reasonable fitness, but not hard for an average person. I visited on a Sunday and was amazed to find it was free. As you arrive it all seems... More

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Calgary, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

You can either hike up to Ancient Thera or drive up the winding road. I chose the latter. Luckily there was not a lot of cars so the drive was fine. After you get to the top and park your car, you will have to pay an entrance fee of 2 Euros and hike up to the actual site. But... More

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Fairfax, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

An amazing drive up the windyng road to Ancient Thira. Quite a walk up to the site itself but what a view.We enjoyed Ancient Thira more than Akroteri. Ancient Thira is one of the highest locations in Santorini great view of Kamari and Perissa beaches and surrounding area and there were hardly any people there.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed the hike from Perissa up the narrow winding trail to Ancient Thera. I stopped by the church nestled into the side of Mesa Vouno on the way up because I was fascinated by the difficulty that must have been faced constructing it in that location. So I was even more fascinated when I got to the summit... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We ventured uphill on our rental micra where we faced the scariest sharp turns!! It was all worth it coz the archeological site is nice It's not amazing but if you like the ruins then it's for you Plus you are at a cliff top besides the sea and get the best views of the area It gets quite windy... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Well worth the walk up from Perrisa. Great views of Perrisa and Kamari . Very interesting site,worth reading up on the history before visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We decided to drive the winding, stone road up to the ruins since we were short on time. As we wound back and forth through the hairpin turns, we spotted an area just off the road to park, so we decided to walk the rest of the way. It was a fortunate decision, since we were able to experience the... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

OK if you don't mind heights! Very interesting site that you can walk around and some great views from the top.

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