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Ancient Thera

2,289 Reviews

Ancient Thera

2,289 Reviews
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Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892 Greece
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Han D wrote a review Oct 8
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great ruins in santorini, with beautiful views! the walk up the mountain from perissa is a bit challenging in the heat but the views are beautiful. the ruins are bigger than i expected with lots of information boards. a great visit!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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MarcusHurley wrote a review Oct 7
Bristol, United Kingdom6,824 contributions653 helpful votes
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This is a Roman city that is on the top of a mountain with a single narrow and very winding road to the top so I wanted to avoid any crowds! It was a very interesting drive but luckily when we reached the top only one other car was parked. It was actually very lucky because 'parked' is the wrong word. There wasn't really any parking area so it was just a case of abandon the car on a bit of relatively flat wasteland and hope for the best. Apparently there are two hiking routes to the city from either side of the island but both involve a hike up a 350m cliff face with no shade. To be honest, the journey isn't worth the destination. There are a few carvings and the floorplan of the city is easy to see although it seems to lack any major streets and city may be a rather grand term for it. There are none of the colonnades, mosaics or gateways expected in a Roman town and very little is left above knee height. The theatre is pretty much gone which was a shame because I was expecting a cliffside marvel like Pergamon. So overall a bit of a let down as a Roman sightseeing destination but the views were fantastic. We could see the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, the highest point on the island and also look down on the airport. No planes were flying while we were there which was a shame for my photos but a far bigger shame for an island that relies on tourism for its livelihood.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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PaoloAiello wrote a review Oct 7
Sicily, Italy433 contributions120 helpful votes
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Wow!! Definitely a place to visit! So many interesting things to see and so much info to read and learn. My suggestion is to buy the package ticket they sell for 15€. It includes the visit to this site, Akrotiri and the Museum of prehistoric Thera in Fira. Worth visiting all of them! Another suggestion: walk up here from Kamari following the trail that goes up to the church of Zoodochos Pigi and the cave (you can walk in the cave and drink some spring water). Then from Ancient Thera go down to Perissa and have a look at the old cemetery on the slope of the hill.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Gavin P wrote a review Sep 2020
Rainham, United Kingdom46 contributions7 helpful votes
A local tour shop in Kamari said that Ancient Thera was closed on Mondays, so we hiked up there on a Tuesday then found it was closed! The hike was tough and hot but worthwhile. The next day we hired a car and went back. The ruined city was very interesting but I couldn't understand why a city would be built on top of a mountain as it is so windy and it's very hard to get there.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Teravista wrote a review Sep 2020
Baughurst, United Kingdom43 contributions20 helpful votes
We walked up the mountain path from Perissa to visit Ancient Thera. You can't see the path from the road but it is not a difficult climb to the top. The views from the top are spectacular looking down onto Perissa and Kamari. It costs 6 Euro to enter the site and it is closed on Tuesdays.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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