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Ancient Thera, Kamari
(4.4/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The vote is not due to the excavation itself, which indeed could be very interesting. In reality it is difficult to appreciate their value without a local tour guide who will explain. At the entrance you will find some people that are ready to lead but are private individuals and unorganized all from one agency: result is that if you ask for and is about to start a tour in English or other language, there warn that 5 minutes maybe another part in your tongue, because everyone will do his interests. So to sum it up: compulsory guide otherwise they will just rocks and sand and wait for the guide you seems useful to you.
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  • It is quite high but if you hire a car or squad-bike you can park there and walk just a bit. Anyway what you choose is worthy because from the top is amazing view to everywhere. During the hot day can...  more »
  • If you are a very big fan of history Greek then go ahead. It is near the town of Kamari. See for a change from the beach
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  • Amazing! If you're visiting Santorini you CAN'T miss Ancient Thira. It's a huge ancient city built thousands of years ago and situated in a strategic position. You have to pay a small entering fee (4€) but it's worth the price. The you'll walk a few minutes and reach the top of the hill where Thira is located. The city covers a huge area and there are lots of archeological remains. You can walk through the streets of Thira and inspire the creativity and genius of that population. Everyone had its water tank, there is a theater, temples and amazing housings. It's a place to visit at least once in your life.
  • Worth the hike. But beware. Just rent an atv and drive up the mountain. It is fun. Baklava ice cream at the top was the best ever. The sights were cool. The view is a one in a life time view. It is cheap to visit.
  • Really cool ruins of the city. The signs are great to tell you about what you're seeing. Really enjoyed the view.
  • Santorini is well known by its cycladic architecture or the Acrotiri archaelogical site but this is worth every penny to visit on the highest point of the island
  • The view from this place is absolutely amazing... its a must visit place, you can see the whole island from it and it's truly breathtaking. Keep in mind that you will need a lot of water and there is no bathrooms anywhere on the mountain. We went is Aug and it was very very hot up top.