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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  • The cultural must in Santorini. Of course, these are not the great sites of the Peloponnese but it is a superb ballad full of history. Very flowered and beautiful views of Kamari and Périssa.
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  • While staying in Persia we took a day hike up to Thera. The views were spectacular and the ruins well preserved. Set aside at least 2 hours for the hike and meandering through the site. Entry is 4 eur...  more »
  • Decided to visit one morning, but couldnt face the walk up so we cheated. In Kamari at base of hill near public bus stop we took taxi for just 10 euro. Dropped us at top and later we walked down. Site...  more »
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  • An amazing preservation of this ancient city. Great views of the sea too. Make sure you drive all the way up, unless you're up for a long hike to the top.
  • A wonderful, unexpected find. We knew there was an ancient city here, but didn't realise just how big it was! The road up was a bit scary, but OK. We found a lovely little church by a spring on the way down
  • Amazing spiritual place! I left a photo of my parents (deceased) under a rock on a path overlooking the town. It was a great place to lay the picture down. Miss them both so much. Miss you Mom and Dad xoxo
  • Website says only closed on a Monday but after we hiked up there specially to visit on a Tuesday it was closed and we were not allowed in even though somebody was in the office!
  • Beautiful place to visit! A fun, slightly challenging hike up from Perissa or you can drive most of the way up from the other side of the mountain. Admission is 4 Euros. The ruins are in remarkably good shape for their age and there’s a lot of them. Some of the pillars and stones even have Greek inscriptions clearly visible on them still despite being almost 2000 years old! There’s also several informative signs that are written in both Greek & English which really helped explain the history of the ruins. Can’t beat the views on the cliff top, its stunning! It is also very windy though as it’s highly exposed so bring some warm clothes with you.
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