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Ancient Thera

Address: Petros Nomikos Conference Center | Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
Phone Number: 30 22860 23217
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Kamari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 11th century BC Dorian settlement includes remains from...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 11th century BC Dorian settlement includes remains from Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.
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Philippines
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I came up Ancient Thera from Perissa side and it was a great exercise in the morning! I even had a few co-climbers that morning. before going to the site itself, I also passed by first the old church perched on the side of the mountain. It was amazing how the people were able to build it on that location.... More 

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Elysburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Of course Santorini did not have any rain since June but our first day there it poured. Since there was not a lot to do in bad weather we decided to drive up to Ancient Thera. The road is all switch backs with lots of traffic, people walking, quads and bikes. Not many people stuck around the top with the... More 

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leeds
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Me and my friends were dying to climb the stairs to the top of Ancient Thera, SO WORTH IT. Great view, great photography moments and great historical features to view. TIP: Get Quads up- don't get donkeys or climb it as the heat will get ya!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Set at the top of a mountain, this ancient site will not dissapoint. Cannot believe how the ancient greeks managed to build a city in such a location.

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Karlshamn, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We hiked up to Ancient Thira and then back down to Kamari again. There are two ways up, one narrow path and the paved road. We went up the path and think this is better than going down. Bring lots of water! Ancient Thira offers amazing views. It was difficult to know exactly what was what among the ruins, there... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I would recommend going here. I visited Santorini last on my two week Greece trip so I had already seen quite a few ruins but still I would say its worth it. Its a nice piece of history to experience. It is located on top of the hill so you get nice scenic view so it might be worth is... More 

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Seoul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The road to reach the ruins was quite exciting. Many twists and hairpin turns. You hike about 15 minutes up to the ruins. They aren't amazing but the views are. It only costs 2 Euro to get in, so if you have extra time on your hands, make the trip.

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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Worth the walk (though you can cheat and take the land train!), bigger than expected, lovely views. Closed on Mondays.

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Just back from visiting these beautiful mountainside ruins and my husband and I were just in historic heaven!! We hired a car for just the day, drove from Fira to the bottom of the mountain and then drove the twisty windy road to the top (which is breath-taking and frightening depending how close to the edge you have to get... More 

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Darlington
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Myself and my wife visited this area in June this year, and had a wonderful afternoon. We drove up the old road, which was a great drive, and has to be done. The area is fantastic, and the views breathtaking!

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