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Ancient Thera

Petros Nomikos Conference Center | Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
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This 11th century BC Dorian settlement includes remains from Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.
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“winding road” (45 reviews)
“walk up” (60 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (15 reviews)
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Petros Nomikos Conference Center | Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Be sure to check out the island and all it has to offer. If you are a history buff you will enjoy everything the island has to offer. Greece as a country is rich in history and Santorini does its part once you step away...More

Thank sonyam727
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ancient Thera is the mostly forgotten archaeological site on Santorini compared to much more accessible Akrotiri. This is the Archaic through Roman city on the island. This is not a site to walk to from Kamari. Even when you get to where the ticket booth...More

Thank drupp2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not the most amazing ruins you will ever see but the views are breathtaking to all sides of the island. Organise to go with other people and hire a minibus. Public transport goes via Fira which can be a long trip if you are in...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The views from the top of the mountain are to die for, and you could very easily achieve that as there are no health and safety barriers to prevent you from falling off the edges. That said it is a much bigger place than I...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If interested in the cultural side of Santorini and in ancient civilizations you must visit Ancient Thera. On top of the mountain overlooking the whole island. Driving up the narrow road with many turns is not easy. Although they were quite a few people walking...More

Thank Marina T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The site is very interesting, not only to historical/ archeological lovers. But imo, you must take a guide. Without it it's hard to fully appreciate the site (unless you are highly prepared in advance, of course). The entrance is 12 euros with some discounts for...More

Thank The-Traveler-06
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ruins were of decent size. If you're like us, you may have trouble finding the entrance. There's a building that looks like a house with walls on the side, go to the right side of that to pickup your ticket. Note: If you're planning...More

Thank Thisisryan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a must see. We hiked the hill from Perissa Beach. Quite the journey and not meant for the out of shape person. You can also drive around. But when you make it to the top, the ruins are absolutely fabulous. The views are on...More

Thank Tracey P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth visiting just for the ride to the top and the stunning views of Kamari, the airport, Perissa and the plain beyond. The archaeological site is much bigger than I imagined. Ruins with a few partial structures. No shade other than one bench under a...More

Thank Phil A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk through the archaeological site is worthwile, not only because of the man ruins of antique bulidings but also because of the view on the sea beneath the ancient city .For me the most beautiful feature are the stone-carvings of three animals at the...More

Thank 1230Patrizia
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Response from Florence L | Reviewed this property |
Hello no public toilets on the site.
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10 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