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
Le must du culturel à Santorin. Bien sûr, ce ne sont pas les grands sites du Péloponnèse mais c’est une superbe ballade chargée d’histoire. Très fleuri et vues magnifiques sur Kamari et Périssa. more »The cultural must in Santorini. Of course, these are not the great sites of the Peloponnese but it is a superb ballad full of history. Very flowered and beautiful views of Kamari and Périssa.
While staying in Persia we took a day hike up to Thera. The views were spectacular and the ruins well preserved. Set aside at least 2 hours for the hike and meandering through the site. Entry is 4 eur... more »
An amazing preservation of this ancient city. Great views of the sea too. Make sure you drive all the way up, unless you're up for a long hike to the top.
A wonderful, unexpected find. We knew there was an ancient city here, but didn't realise just how big it was! The road up was a bit scary, but OK. We found a lovely little church by a spring on the way down
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