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Ancient Thera

Petros Nomikos Conference Center | Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
30 22860 23217
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Ranked #6 of 17 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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Katowice, Poland
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Even if you are not really interested in ancient ruins, go for the breathtaking view. And if you're not much into hiking, go by car or motor bike :) You xan drive to the very top of the mountain where the Ancient Thira is located, everyday until 17.30, later the road is closed and you only can get to the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Stunning ruins. Small fee to enter the site, but well worth it. Bring water since it's hot and no shade is really available. We took a small train all the way up and then walk into the ruins. The location has signs everywhere in Greek and English so it's pretty self explanatory. Don't forget to go all the way to... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic day here starting by walking up the mountain. The hardest part was getting to the foot of the mountain! The walk up was brilliant - not too steep with lovely views. Took about 40 minutes to walk up. Take water. When you get to the top there is a little shop there for refreshments. You may... More

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Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We walked from Kamari to Ancient Thira and had a good couple of hours wandering around, an amazing place and better preserved than I expected.It is well worth going to see and at only 2 euros to get in there is a lot of history to see, There is an added benefit of stunning views over Kamari and Perissa from... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Very hot day but visit to Akrotiri site was really interesting and the guide was excellant, the excavations did not begin until 1967 and there is still more excavations being undertaken. Sensors linked to Athens so if there was another earthquake it could ensure support structure reamined in place, a trip well worth undertaking.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is worth a visit. It should be noted though that the path to the ancient city is very steep so not to be considered by less mobile people or people in flip flops. Worth seeing but not Pompeii.

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Chester
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

There is a great walk from Kamari to Perissa 'over the top'. At the top is Ancient Thira. Didn't look worth the visit. But you can make your mind up because you must do the walk!

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Moncton, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We didn't visit the actual ruins because we had to pay to enter, but the view from up there is just amazing! Certainly one of the best views in Santorini! It's a long way up so I recommended taking an ATV, a shuttle or even a donkey (I did not try that).

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Liverpool
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We have done Ancient Thira twice now, once on foot but this time we took the resort train up and walked back down. 10euro pp to the top (return). The views are amazing. There is an extra charge to enter the site of Ancient Thira once you are at the top though.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Take the train up as the walk is about 3.2km in scorching sunshine. But the views are amazing. You need to wear comfortable shoes for the visit to the archaeological site as there is a bit of climbing necessary.

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