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.
Ancient Thera reviews
A truly amazing site that invokes sheer wonder about the civilisation that build this place over 2 millenia ago. Also fab views all round. Worth the 6 Euros entry. We'd walked there from Pyrgos... more »
great ruins in santorini, with beautiful views! the walk up the mountain from perissa is a bit challenging in the heat but the views are beautiful. the ruins are bigger than i expected with lots of... more »
This is a Roman city that is on the top of a mountain with a single narrow and very winding road to the top so I wanted to avoid any crowds! It was a very interesting drive but luckily when we... more »
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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