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Address: Petros Nomikos Conference Center | Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Real hands on you can walk right past the buildings Andy the air conditioning is a god send, well worth a visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Spalding, United Kingdom
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Real hands on you can walk right past the buildings Andy the air conditioning is a god send, well worth a visit

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Santorini, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not really into museums and historical sites but this was absolutely incredible! Had such a fun time. So cool to see how people used to live on santorini!! Amazing !

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have visited other ancient Greek or Roman ruins, you do not need to go there as you have seen better. The ruins are not very important and do not justify driving up the hill and climbing up the path. The only reason to drive up might be the good island view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is well worth the long walk or drive as the views are tremendous. It so well presented with notice boards explain every facet of this wonderful place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

I rate great but I don't think I have the right to rate ~ very embarrassed . I gave up after 3 minutes on the main road after the entrance .... Yes I hiked 1h15min ( including taking pictures time) up there and enjoyed the amazing unforgettable view and .... At the entrance the ticket office lady handed me a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

When in Kamari, it is easy to take a look at ancient Thera. This town was founded in the 9th c BC by Spartan colonists and was one of only two Spartan colonies ever built, other being Tarent in Italy. It is possible to reach site by bus from the bus station in Kamari, by car or to take a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

Accessible by foot, donkeys or a private cab, Ancient Thera is not an easy hike for those not used to it. The sun can seem especially unforgiving if you're on this trail mid-day. Beautiful views with a serene blue sky backdrop - not a must-visit.

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Kowloon, , Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

This is a beautiful , historic site with a lot of steep walking. Beautiful view of Santorini. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Ancient There is located atop a mountain in Kamari town. You can catch a bus to Kamari from Fira town and begin your trek up. There are 2 ways up - one which is steep and rough and the other long and winding. While both roads offer breathtaking views of the town and ocean below, the latter is much easier... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

My partner and I went here while in Santorini. We opted to rent a car on this island, since it was a bit longer than the others we stayed at. We took our car up to the mountain to get to Ancient Thera. Personally be careful as most of the road way up is for one car. If another is... More 

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