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This 11th century BC Dorian settlement includes remains from Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an interesting visit to the old capital of the island. Good to get away from the more touristy places in Santorini and bask in the history. Note - No facilities

Thank gerryexmouth
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth the walk/drive. An excellent view of the island from the top. Quite a surprise how big the city of Ancient Thera was. An amazing place.

1  Thank jmaudsley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit while in Santorini. Unbelievably sea point of views!! Full of charms, lovely coffee shops and restaurants. Nice shopping. Too busy.

Thank chicca1999
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the option of the minibus to get up to the top of the mountain (10Euros each) as it was hot and rather a trek! We then went on the 15min walk to the ruins - the terrain is uneven and we had my 80...More

1  Thank AMNBanbury
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go there to visit in the morning, especialy if it is a day with no wind. It is very hot. Nothing special, but if you are on Santorini, is worthwhile to see.

Thank rbicic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving up gets your adrenaline pumping! Very high up, many twists and turns! Hold on tight! At the top there's still a bit of a hike up a rocky path. The ruins are interesting. The views of the whole island amazing! Only open until about...More

Thank Ivona_Kolo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I drove to the mountain heights of Thera, the earlier ancient town built on the highest height imaginable in Santorini. It took me thirty switchbacks to drive to the top and then when I parked there was another 20 minute slog up a steep rocky...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get up early for this trip, you can walk, take a bus or by atv/scooter/car. When we arrived there, there was almost no one and took amazing pics, read about this ancient place. There are marvellous views from here... you can see the whole Kamari...More

Thank Misko Mike A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive views and stunning ruins. It’s definitely worth the hike up the hill. (Or just go up by scooter/ATV)

Thank Maxime S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up to the Ancient city of Thera from our hotel it took us an hour walking up the road. It wasn’t difficult or hard. Once upon top we paid the €4 a couple to go in it’s amazing spent over an hour and...More

1  Thank _julieellis1967
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catsandjammer
19 May 2018|
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Response from damekaren | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest going early. It gets far too hot to stay until closing time
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ianjones212
15 May 2016|
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Response from Todd D | Reviewed this property |
The bathrooms were out of order at the top. No water
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