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Address: Petros Nomikos Conference Center | Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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 visited ancient Thira with my 14 year/old and we loved the site. It was very windy at the top, but once manage the wind, the view is magnificent! It is a very nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited ancient Thira with my 14 year/old and we loved the site. It was very windy at the top, but once manage the wind, the view is magnificent! It is a very nice archeological site if you are interested, it is well preserved but I recommend reading on it before the visit. It takes about 45 min for the... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You may be interested in the history behind the ruins to get the most benefit from the impressive ruin temples of Ancient Thera. Of course there is the incredible views of the south island and Perissa just below the Ancient Thira and Kamari and the airport to the north. The hike up to the ruins was very hot, be sure... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

one of the highest points of Santorini. its a great place to take a photo, its a bit hard to go all the way up i think that a mini bus to the road more frequent would be better as there are 2 or 3 each day. if you want to take a photo of Kamari it would be nice... More 

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Verona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The ruins of this ancient civilization (3rd Century BC - 15th Century AD) are worth seeing. You can see the houses and rooms, temples, agora, theater, roads, even ancient relief art. The cost is usually €2, but free the first Sunday of the month. To get there, one must either drive a narrow road that zig-zags up the mountain or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The ruins are located high on a hill, there's not much to see except for the alleys and foundations of buildings and some nice views. I recommend visiting Akrotiri, a much older and better conserved minoan city.

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Kamari, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

An excellent exhibition of a historical site . good value for money. Seemed that only part of the city was displayed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This is a beautiful prehistoric sites, atop a mountain. It includes ruins of temples, amphitheater, agoras, roads, etc. They were open till 15:00 in November, and you must allow about 1.5-2 hours if you want to see it. The views of the island and the sea from Thera are amazing. There are 3 ways to reach Thera, a hike from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

If you are interested in archeological sites, this is a must see. The views from the top are amazing as is the site itself. We were there in November and they close at 15:00, so get there with at least 1.5 hours to spend at the site. There are 3 ways to get to it, a hiking path from the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

First things first - I like history, I am not a beer swilling luddite! I have been to historial sites all over the world..... To me this was pretty underwhelming...scorching heat probably didn't help... no toilet for my better half probably soured my view too... It is a longish walk to the top and it just did not inspire me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We had such a wonderful day trip here , it was a pleasure to visit , all staff very helpful and willing to go out of their way to show you around . it was well organised , and had everything on site .

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