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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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I loved this archaeological site and insight into life as it was. A good trek to the actual site, so again do prepare accordingly. Plus, the toilets were out of order when we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We hiked from Kamari up to the Ancient Thera. The hike was awesome even though it was like 30°C in the shade. Arriving at the 'museum', the entrance was pretty cheap which was reasonable because once entered you didn't see much. Some ruins that are not in good shape where you can only assume that there was something standing before.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I loved this archaeological site and insight into life as it was. A good trek to the actual site, so again do prepare accordingly. Plus, the toilets were out of order when we were there. So do be prepared to go behind a large boulder outside the main ticket entrance. Wonderful views of Kamari and Perissa beaches. The site is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We are not history buffs but found this place well worth a visit. There is a fairly hair-raising ride up a very steep mountain to where you begin to walk up to the ruins. It's quite a climb so don't try it if you are infirm or pretty unfit. We are in our early 60's and managed it well enough.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Nice to see, for historian lovers. Beware of the weather though, it's very hot. You can hike to it, i recommend that, but only early in the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We started in Kamari on the steep path towards the top of the hill. Quite a sweat, but the view was breath taking.After a while, the path merges with the road and we arrived at the top, from where you can go left, again up, to Ancient Thera. The ruins are impressing and combined with the incredible view, they make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The walk up the path, (could have gone on horseback) was amazing, if a little strenuous. lucky we started early so most of the walk from Perissa was in the shade. the wind kept us cool while nearly blowing us off the top! the site is big and interesting while taking in the views of both bays - Perissa and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

Fantastic archeological site. Really a must see and the views over Kamari and Perissa are also fabulous.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

only a couple of euros to get in but go when it's early as it gets hot and it's a climb up there but the views are worth it as you can see both kamari and perissa. The place does not have toilets and there is not any refreshments once in there so take some water. There is a stand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The precarious looking 22 hairpin road at the end of Kamari leads up to the ruins but when you reach the top by own car - not as scary as it looks - on foot - phew or in your minibus you need to go to the house further up and then over to the ruins. Well worth the trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Ancient Thera is a vast site of historical interest with ruins from three ages in history beautifully preserved, identified and explained in accompanying information boards. To be able to walk around the ruins and look at the scenery from the summit of Mount Messavouno was an absolute joy. We booked our visit through Ancient Thera Tours and they were hugely... More 

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