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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 15 attractions in Kamari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, History Museums
Description: This 11th century BC Dorian settlement includes remains from Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The air condition building was great it has a good guide system and you can get in amongst the buildings

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Ruins are the same everywhere, but story itself was worth to read. Thre is a path from perisaa as well which is more demanding. Donkey is a possibility to use in case.

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New Smyrna Beach, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was the highlight of my trip. After taking a van up, it's still quite a hike to the ruins but the views are breath-taking. You can see Perissa from one side, Kamari Beach, from the other and the airport from still another spot. The air is fragrant with herbs, figs, and flowers. The winds tend to be strong up... More

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Cinderford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We loved this. Air conditioned city which has been found in the ashes... Amazing place if you love history.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this if you're in Santorini. The walk up from Kamari is a bit of a slog, but the views alone make it worth the effort. The ruins at Ancient Thera are very impressive, both in scale and preservation. We visited while on a recent holiday and both agreed that it was one of the highlights of our entire... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Would not have liked to walk all the way but it was worth hiring a car and visiting Ancient Thira whilst we had the car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great walk up there and great view. Better go early at morning if you go by walk and then run back to the beach!

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Yulee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We really enjoyed the hike up to Thera. You can drive up the switchbacks up most of the mountain. We choose to hike it. It was a long hike, but we enjoyed it. The ruins were really cool. We felt like we had a good sense of the site without a guide. Im a history person, so I really enjoyed... More

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Hallite21
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Went to Ancient Thera walked up the side to the church then across the top and spent loads of time walking round there and then walked down the windy road on the way back, the only thing is the loos where out of order at the way in.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you are going here either get a car, taxi, moped etc don't walk up the road as it winds back on itself and i think it would take about an hour to walk it not good in the heat! We drove up parked the car and then walked the last bit which is a steep hill with loose rocks,... More

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