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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 #15 of 122 things to do 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Ancient Thira is perched on the second highest point in Santorini. We went on an extremely windy day where it was even hard to just stand up. The climb was pretty interesting and several people were blown onto their backs from it. There are a few vending machines and restrooms to use near the ticket booth. This place is worth... More 

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Philippines
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28 helpful votes 28 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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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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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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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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