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Ancient Thera

Petros Nomikos Conference Center | Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
+30 2286 081939
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This 11th century BC Dorian settlement includes remains from Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“winding road” (47 reviews)
“walk up” (63 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Petros Nomikos Conference Center | Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably nice when its open. Greece though is not great for maintaining their historical sites. There is a fee to enter. You can enter by walking or by car (there is some parking on top). I suggest take the car as this is 2 km...More

Thank John_Ong1114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to be quite fit to get up here or face a hair raising drive. Not as much to see as we had expected and little information. It's also quite blustery so don't forget to layer up.

Thank damekaren
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the visit if you get the chance... Good value for money but if your going to walk to the top make sure your physically fit, or catch local bus, taxi

Thank Paulhartland
Reviewed 12 January 2018

For archaeology enthusiasts, the ruins of ancient Thira are not to be missed, although I wouldn't regard it as an easy place to visit. In comparison to Minoan-era Akotiri, Thira was built well after the volcanic explosion that laid waste to the island for many...More

6  Thank Melbourne3058
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The trip up the switchbacks is hair-raising, to say the least. We took our tiny rental car up the mountainside, and my children in back were incredibly nervous and clutching each other!! Thankfully, we only encountered one car on the way up and that was...More

2  Thank DesertDweller32
Reviewed 23 December 2017

The walk through Ancient Thera was incredible! It was amazing to think that people used to live at the very top of the caldera. The views were unobstructed of the marina and boats touring the caldera. Well worth the drive up the narrow road and...More

Thank Judy R
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The view is stunning. It is a wonder to see the carvings in the stone and to imagine the people who once lived there. Lots of walking and climbing stairs also as someone who is afraid of heights I felt very safe. The view is...More

Thank 52Yukon12345
Reviewed 8 December 2017

This was the kind of thing that you have to see in person to really feel the magic. It's incredible and I would highly recommend.

Thank Holiday_Junkie222
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Spent a day here and it was well worth the climb! Be sure to wear sturdy shoes as the footpaths are rocky and some of them steep. Stunning Views of both sides of the island.

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Ancient Thira Tours to get up there 7 Euros each - 10 Euros if you want the trip back - we walked back down via the road. Be warned there are NO TOILETS AVAILABLE !

1  Thank dse1946
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Response from Florence L | Reviewed this property |
Hello no public toilets on the site.
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the opening time. However I recommend that you ascend in the morning as it is fairly strenuous climb, and doing it in the heat is not good. Obviously, have suitable footwear and take water. It is worth the... More
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