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Ancient Thera

Petros Nomikos Conference Center | Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
+30 2286 081939
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This 11th century BC Dorian settlement includes remains from Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“winding road” (47 reviews)
“walk up” (63 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (15 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Petros Nomikos Conference Center | Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
+30 2286 081939
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ancient Thira Tours to get up there 7 Euros each - 10 Euros if you want the trip back - we walked back down via the road. Be warned there are NO TOILETS AVAILABLE !

1  Thank dse1946
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good historical place. My son 4 yrs did walk half distance. This got fee for adults. If you are fond of history good place.

Thank smiledarshan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing stop. Even if you are not into history/archaeology, I recommend at least a quick stop.

Thank David_from_RR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked up the hill from Perissa to visit this ancient site - we couldn't believe the history here, however, the translations on the information boards were a bit confusing to put it mildly! We would recommend a guide book!

Thank NervousDebs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be aware of the walk up, it is not for everyone, especially if you're afraid if heights. I am, and barely made it... But the site is amazing, and so are the views. I sat down and imagined the agora filled with people in ancient...More

Thank InaMP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very surprised with the extent of the site.My teenage boys were impressed!The journey up to the top of The mountain is a hair raising switchback of a road ,some many people walk it ,but take plenty of water with you .we had a...More

Thank ollypip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For ten euros, we were picked up by car, taken up the mountain and left for two hours, then returned to the town. It costs another four euros to enter ancient Thira. very interesting visit and beautiful views. Not for the disabled as quite a...More

1  Thank val739
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the walk, stunning scenery. Take water and try and do it when the sun is not at its hottest.

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is situated on top of a big hill which probably takes around an hour to hike (we drove). It costs 4€ per person to go up and walk around the ruins. It was interesting but a bit more information would have been welcomed. It...More

Thank Mariaa D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Kamari (and of course the beach), take some time to make your way up to Ancient Thera. Depending on how much time you have, you may want to drive up the winding road to the top, or walk up, as many people did...More

Thank Andrew S
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15 May 2016|
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Response from Florence L | Reviewed this property |
Hello no public toilets on the site.
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9 April 2016|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the opening time. However I recommend that you ascend in the morning as it is fairly strenuous climb, and doing it in the heat is not good. Obviously, have suitable footwear and take water. It is worth the... More