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Ancient Thera, Kamari

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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. Put Ancient Thera and other Kamari attractions into our Kamari online driving holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It's a well-preserved archaeological site that's worth a look. We could notice some pillars as well as some residential houses. The location is also ideal for plane spotters. You can also enter the... 
    It's a well-preserved archaeological site that's worth a look. We could notice some pillars as well as some residential houses. The location is also ideal for plane spotters. You can also enter the...  more »
  • A most interesting Hellenistic and Roman site atop a steep hill giving tremendous views of Kamari and Perissa, even if you don't care about archaeology and history. There is a circuit round the site....  more
    A most interesting Hellenistic and Roman site atop a steep hill giving tremendous views of Kamari and Perissa, even if you don't care about archaeology and history. There is a circuit round the site....  more »
  • To reach this place you have to drive up the hill on a small road with many, many, many curves. On top there is a small parking place. From there you have to climp up the hill to reach the site. The.....  more
    To reach this place you have to drive up the hill on a small road with many, many, many curves. On top there is a small parking place. From there you have to climp up the hill to reach the site. The.....  more »
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  • Craziest switchback drive up! Great view from the top! Not for the faint of heart... I was in the passenger seat with eyes closed.
  • Had a great time! Take to bus up the hill for 10 euros if it’s hot outside and see the sites. There is no water at the top so hit the WC first.
  • Pretty amazing that they could build a village all the way up there. Not a ton of parking, but not super busy in the middle of May. Must see when in Santorini. Amazing views from the top. Limited educational plaques explaining the ruins.
  • A great place for anyone showing interest in culture. I would not recommend this place for children. There are signs next to important places, in English and Greek.
  • Must see place on the Santorini, history live under your feet 👀👀👀😉😉😉

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