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Ancient Thera, Kamari

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Ruin Historic Site
High above Kamari, you can explore the ruins of Ancient Thera. The former city was inhabited from ninth century BC to 726 AD. Hike up the 360 m (1,180 ft) hill, Mesa Vouna, to reach the ruins, or rent a scooter or car to get to the top. The ruins from the Hellenistic era include remnants from the Roman and Byzantine eras. Walk the short main street to glimpse what's left of two agoras (gathering places), several Greek temples, shops, Roman baths, Byzantine walls, and a church. Then look out over the towns and the coast of Santorini below. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Kamari holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ancient Thera and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Worth the drive for sure. Did not see any tour buses... unsure if there are tours best to rent a car or ATV.  more »
  • We caught a bus to the beginning which cost 10 € from Kamari tours but a lot of people took quad bikes up. Still a bit of a walk to the top but the views are well worth the cheap entrance fee. Interes...  more »
  • Not a lot to see, but the information provided made it really interesting. The views from here are just spectacular over Kamari and Perissa. You can walk up the winding road from Kamari, takes about 3...  more »
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  • Definitely worth the entrance fee, which is just a few euro. Good to go in the morning if u are walking - beware it's pretty steep. Placards are throughout the site to describe the structures, no guide needed.
  • Definitely worth the hike up. We went up the route from Kamari via the church and back down the road. Unfortunately no restroom facilities but the 4 euro entrance fee is well worth it. There is so much to see up there when you get right to the top.
  • Brilliant place, really interesting and well preserved ruins. The views from the top towards both Kamari and Perissa are stunning. Well worth a visit.
  • Ancient Thira is a stunning and very interesting place. But it would be very difficult to reach without a car or motorcycle. Also the 4 euro entrance fee is a bit steep as there is no facilities not even a public bathroom on the site.
  • The archaeological site is fascinating and the view from the mountain is definitely worth the hike.