Ancient Thera, Kamari

4.3
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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  • Ancient Thira is an archeological site where you can see the ruins of the city founded in the 8th century bc by Dorians from Sparta. Until the Roman period this city was very prosperous. There are...  more »
  • We took four wheelers to the entrance and walked the path to the top. It's crazy to think of the labour that went into building a city up there. Its was a sight to see and being out of season we had.....  more »
  • The Ancient Thera was such a fun experience for me, and I thought it was worth sharing. After getting up there, you can walk around and witness the historical site where ancient Greek people settled.....  more »
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  • Stunning View
  • Amazing place. A nice hike up the mountain. View is stunning. Old stuff rocks here. Would visit again if I go to Santorini
  • A magnificently evocative place. Dramatic views, extensive atmospheric ruins and in particular the rock carvings of Artemidonos. Superb!
  • Fantastic archeological site, amazing views and only €4 to enter, a must when visiting Perissa.
  • It was okay nothing special just ruins on top of the mountain the best thing about the ancient fira is a monastery up there which is sealed and very beautiful view of the island

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