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Address: Petros Nomikos Conference Center | Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
Phone Number: 30 22860 23217
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Description: This 11th century BC Dorian settlement includes remains from Hellenistic...
This 11th century BC Dorian settlement includes remains from Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.
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Avoid the midday heat!

Great views and an interesting site to visit. I found the drive up the switchback road a bit alarming but then I always forget I don't like heights! It's a fair walk from the car... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Hove
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great views and an interesting site to visit. I found the drive up the switchback road a bit alarming but then I always forget I don't like heights! It's a fair walk from the car park at the top to the actual site and so, unlike us, I would go early or late in the day to avoid the worst... More 

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

From there you can see mostly all the island. At first i was a bit scared of the high, but it's a great value. And if go up there when it's dawn...amazing!

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Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Before arriving Santorini, I tried to arrange a private tour guide to take me to all over the places on the island. But to my surprise, as I request them to stop by this places, none of the tour guides ( I contacted 2 of them) would suggest me to go there. Well I am very pleased that I didn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If possible go early in the morning by foot (good shoes, water, sun protection). You start in Kamari and go up and look back from time to time to the skyline Kamari Beach. Be aware of the wind and do not forget your camera for great pictures ! History on a mountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A bit of a hike to the site but once there the site is impressive and the views are incredible. The drive up to the entrance way is a bit harrowing, but well worth it.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The place is a must to visit if you want to be impressed by Santorini's history. Your walking up there will be rewarded by what you will see. During summer go there only early in the morning, otherwise it's too hot and almost no shadow over there. This is more than ruins that you expect to see. The town is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Its a hike up the hill, wear a good set of boots. The Road only comes up from Kamari side, so if your in Perissa then its a walk/climb for the fit and able. Walkers leave little balanced piles of stones at various places on the walk up. We added our pebbles :-) There is a small shop/hut at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We drove up several hairpin curves before trekking uphill for another 15 minutes to reach the ruins. Its amazing how a city was built on top of this hill and even more that people lived there for 1600 years. I wonder what they felt they needed protection from, that they decided to build the city at the top of this... More 

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Oak Ridge, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

2000 years history at your feet. see their houses, see their churches, their style of living, see the sea through their eyes. Absolute must to visit if in Santorini

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

takes about 15 mins on quad bikes winding stone road to get to the top entrance. great adventure and the views at the top are just breathtaking. wont forget the trip to the top of this mountain. arrived at 3pm and the damn place was already bolted shut closed so we could not walk to see the ruins. oh well... More 

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