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Ancient Thera

Petros Nomikos Conference Center | Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
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Ranked #6 of 18 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Granted, it is no Acropolis, but it is fascinating to visit the remains of an ancient town perched on a cliff above Kamari. I wish I could have understood better how they got food and water up there. I know one water source was the spring about half way down the hill, perhaps it flowed more strongly 2-3 thousand years... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The first thing I will say is that the drive to Ancient Thera - a twisting, snake-like road up a mountainside is pretty daunting but soon becomes quite fun! We got there quite early (it closes at 3pm) and had a further walk up to the ruins. It's quite a tough walk however it is worth making the effort as... More

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Walked up her from Perissa early one morning. Nice walk in the shade, well worth the walk and the entrance fee. Great views of Perissa, Kamari and the airport.

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Malia, Greece
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Very interesting,beautiful place and very beautiful view around it.From there you can see Perissa and Kamari and their beautiful beaches. I would recommend it to all the people that go to Santorini.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The day we went, we were told that the little kiddie type train ride we went on to get there, was only staying for half an hour, so we didn't really get much time to have a good old browse around. However, we did see the breath-taking views and stopped for a nice drink and snack at the little snack... More

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midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I walked up from Kamari fairly early in the day, we had a stray dog following us and we had a great time climbing all the way up and into the terrains of Ancient Thera. Gorgeous views, beautiful weather, absolutely no crowds at all! We walked back down the other route which was a bit precarious in... More

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A bit rough underfoot and was windy but a fabulous and moving experience... stimulated the imagination and fascination of how remarkable this place was.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We decided to make our visit to the ruins part of a day out walking. Got the bus to Perissa and found the path by walking inland, parallel to the mountainside, until we saw signs for Ancient Thera. It's a climb, but the path is well-trodden and will pose no difficulty for anyone who's done a bit of hill walking.... More

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Illinois
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

If you have never seen a Greek ruin...visit. But, if you've seen the ruins in Athens or another large site this location is just not worth the crazy winding road, 2€ entrance fee and steep hike up a mountain. We turned back after about 15 minutes because after we saw the first few ruins we knew it would be underwhelming... More

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

From Kamari beach the serpentine road snaking up the mountain side to Ancient Thira is clearly visible - the big question is do you walk it or chicken out and take the minibus. We chickened out; but to be fair we're probably past our prime fitness wise, but plenty of people do walk and also some even go especially equipped... More

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