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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Lisa MAugust 17, 2017
solo per la vista che si gode, vale la pena. poi vedendo cosa hanno fatto... a suon di blocchi di pietra hanno costruito una città in un punto così impervio. aperto solo al mattino, purtroppo niente g... more »just for the views, it's worth. then seeing what they did ... to the sound of stone blocks have built a city at one point so arduous. only open in the morning, unfortunately no guide, only flyer in English
Caro83400August 17, 2017
Nous sommes partis à pied de perissa et avons gravi la colline en une trentaine de minutes. La vue du haut de la montagne est magnifique: perissa d'un côté et kamari de l'autre. L'entrée au site est 4... more »We left at foot of perissa and climbed the Hill in about 30 minutes. The view from the top of the mountain is beautiful: one side perissa and kamari on the other. The entrance to the site is 4 euros for adults. He doesn't rest much but it is worth a look and it's interesting and pleasant to walk between the overhanging ruins the sea!
Matteo DAugust 17, 2017
4 pietre che si vedono benissimo anche da fuori la recinzione, merita molto di più la vista su Kamari e il mare a est dell'isola. more »4 stones that can be seen very well from outside the fence, deserves much more overlooking Kamari and the sea to the East of the island.
Dominic PowellJune 19, 2017
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.
Andrew WilkinsonMay 22, 2017
Brilliant place, really interesting and well preserved ruins. The views from the top towards both Kamari and Perissa are stunning. Well worth a visit.
Paul BirtleJune 14, 2017
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.
John blairMay 6, 2017
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.
Rositsa A.March 18, 2017
We hiked there from Perissa in the morning. It wasn't really a dangerous hike like we found it being described by other tourists on the internet, but there are no/few signs and the footpath is not secured, so I don't recommend it if hiking with children. Ancient Thira itself is nice, but there is NO RESTROOM. I recommend visiting early mornings because it gets really hot at noon.
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