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Ancient Thera

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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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We (my boyfriend and I) walked up the path from Perissa to Ancient Thera. This path goes up the side of the mountain and is quite narrow and steep in places. However we left... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We (my boyfriend and I) walked up the path from Perissa to Ancient Thera. This path goes up the side of the mountain and is quite narrow and steep in places. However we left fairly early in the morning to ensure that there was plenty of shade as we climbed up and this meant a more enjoyable walk experiencing amazing... More 

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Thy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

we chose to go up by minibus and Walk Down, we found the 10% steep road too hard for us., since we had planned other walks. The view from the top is breath taking. It was also quite interesting to watch the excavations and read about the history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to visit. We went early in the day to avoid he crowds. Great photo opportunities. Eat away from caldera as it's cheaper

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A must visit and worth the long strenuous hike....amazing views, but as said many times before, not for the faint hearted!! Lots of precarious steps and sheer drops....but well worth it once over the shock that the incoming planes were lower than us!! As said before, no toilets and very few places of shade. We used a tour operator and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Nice place to see and great views at the top of the island, both North and South. It does get warm up there though with infrequent shady areas so bring a hat and a bottle of water!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

there are two main ancient sites to visit you will hear all about akrotri which is ok but if you only have time to visit one site ,then go to thera the veiws from the top are amazing and the site itself is well worth the visit containing an amphitheatre amongst many other items of interest

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Firstly I will try to clear some things up as there seems to be some confusion. There is a road on the Kamari side and a path on the Perissa side that both lead to the same place at the top of the mountain. Here you will find a small hut selling snacks and a plaque giving basic information. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Let me begin by saying this is not a site for those who DONOT like heights or have any mobility issues. €2 per person for entry. The drive up the hillside to the entrance is an experience in its own right. Once at the site its self the ruins are breath taking as are the views from this site and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Good views. Was quite windy up there. not much to see except some ruins but its a nice place with some amazing views. I would recommend going up there using a tour company which is just at the base.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

we tried to climb to the top but opted for the church in the middle of the mountain. it was too high for me wearing just flipflops. it is still a very nice view and worth the hike. you can arrange for a horse ride to the top.

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Address: Petros Nomikos Conference Center | Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
Phone Number: 30 22860 23217
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Kamari

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