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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.
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“winding road” (47 reviews)
“walk up” (63 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (17 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

For archaeology enthusiasts, the ruins of ancient Thira are not to be missed, although I wouldn't regard it as an easy place to visit. In comparison to Minoan-era Akotiri, Thira was built well after the volcanic explosion that laid waste to the island for many...More

3  Thank Melbourne3058
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip up the switchbacks is hair-raising, to say the least. We took our tiny rental car up the mountainside, and my children in back were incredibly nervous and clutching each other!! Thankfully, we only encountered one car on the way up and that was...More

Thank DesertDweller32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walk through Ancient Thera was incredible! It was amazing to think that people used to live at the very top of the caldera. The views were unobstructed of the marina and boats touring the caldera. Well worth the drive up the narrow road and...More

Thank Judy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view is stunning. It is a wonder to see the carvings in the stone and to imagine the people who once lived there. Lots of walking and climbing stairs also as someone who is afraid of heights I felt very safe. The view is...More

Thank 52Yukon12345
Reviewed 8 December 2017

This was the kind of thing that you have to see in person to really feel the magic. It's incredible and I would highly recommend.

Thank Holiday_Junkie222
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Spent a day here and it was well worth the climb! Be sure to wear sturdy shoes as the footpaths are rocky and some of them steep. Stunning Views of both sides of the island.

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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 6 November 2017 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 30 October 2017

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 29 October 2017

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
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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