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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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great views and an impressive site

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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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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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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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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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