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This 11th century BC Dorian settlement includes remains from Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.
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| Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
+30 2286 023217
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All reviewswinding roadwalk uphairpin bendsworth the climbclosed on mondaysentrance feeinteresting ruinswell worth the visitwater taxiviews are amazingwell worth the effortboth sideslots of waterinformation boardsnice walkwalked downflip flops
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Reviewed yesterday

11 Euros each, but a 4-day pass for 14 Euros gets you access to other sites on island. Toilet "not working because no water" - but sign had been up for months. Got bus up/down for 10 Euros. SIte is big, well maintained, goods views,...More

1  Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 3 days ago

My partner and I drove here from Oia. The road up to Ancient Thera can be a little hairy... tight hairpin roads and pretty steep in places! But the roads are in good condition and if you drive carefully and safely up the bends it...More

Thank amandamandypops
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hard to get to, you can go by rent a car, by foot (no thanks, when it is 32 C) or by mini bus (10 e round trip). The ruins are very interesting, from the mountain it's a spectacular view, but they could take a...More

Thank mojcat894
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The site of ancient Thera is a large town on top of one of the highest hills. It’s a hair raising drive to the car park and then a bit of a trek from the entry gate. but well worth it. The views are spectacular...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited ancient there via a car up the very steep zig zag road. Passed many people walking both up and down so credit to them for that. If you do walk make sure sun cream and water on board The view was amazing but be...More

Thank paul g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To get to Ancient Thera it is either a steep walk or drive around some hairpins, we drove and perfectly safe to do so. Once at the top the views are stunning and the ancient city itself very interesting to view. From the top you...More

Thank RobWat4d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Perivolos to ancient thira (1h15). Bring your student card if you have one, it'll be free. Bring sunscreen, water and good shoes (if you come with your car it's not useful, just if you climb from a town) . Please don't ride...More

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend decided to take a stroll up this hill we could see from the distance. We walked on the windy road firstly which should not be underestimated- make sure you have loads of suntan cream on, have a bottle of water and...More

Thank Natalie41290
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, take a jacket because it is windy up there. Do not wear flip flops as we did because there is a lot of stairs:)

Thank BeeSeeKey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a taxi up from Kamari, and visited Ancient Thera. Very interesting ancient place, and would recommend to pay a visit in case you are staying nearby. After the visit, we walked down with by the road, approx 3.5km.

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20 May 2018|
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Response from damekaren | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest going early. It gets far too hot to stay until closing time
15 May 2016|
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Response from Todd D | Reviewed this property |
The bathrooms were out of order at the top. No water