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“Great walk and history”
Review of Ancient Thera

Ancient Thera
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US$344.70*
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Santorini Helicopter Flight
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Kamari
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This 11th century BC Dorian settlement includes remains from Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the hike from Perissa up the narrow winding trail to Ancient Thera. I stopped by the church nestled into the side of Mesa Vouno on the way up because I was fascinated by the difficulty that must have been faced constructing it in that location.

So I was even more fascinated when I got to the summit and walked around the ruins of Ancient Thera! The views are excellent the entire climb. I

f you forget to bring water there's a vending machine at the top (50 cents for a bottle of water).

2  Thank Patrick G
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"winding road"
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"walk up"
in 63 reviews
"hairpin bends"
in 17 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 33 reviews
"closed on mondays"
in 19 reviews
"interesting ruins"
in 13 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 29 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 21 reviews
"views are amazing"
in 26 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 19 reviews
"water taxi"
in 22 reviews
"both sides"
in 12 reviews
"lots of water"
in 13 reviews
"information boards"
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"nice walk"
in 16 reviews
"kamari beach"
in 39 reviews
"small church"
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Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

We ventured uphill on our rental micra where we faced the scariest sharp turns!! It was all worth it coz the archeological site is nice
It's not amazing but if you like the ruins then it's for you
Plus you are at a cliff top besides the sea and get the best views of the area
It gets quite windy up top
Also the stairs to the top are like cliffhanger which keep you thrilled

Thank Besanc0n
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Well worth the walk up from Perrisa. Great views of Perrisa and Kamari . Very interesting site,worth reading up on the history before visiting.

Thank margot002
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We decided to drive the winding, stone road up to the ruins since we were short on time. As we wound back and forth through the hairpin turns, we spotted an area just off the road to park, so we decided to walk the rest of the way. It was a fortunate decision, since we were able to experience the challenge of about half the walk, enjoying the view along the way. We stopped at the snack stand for water before climbing up to the ruins entrance, and then discovered the sight was closed due to a strike. We were disappointed, but still were appreciative of the views. We were also glad we hadn't walked the entire way, only to be shut out.

Thank LUchicago
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

OK if you don't mind heights!
Very interesting site that you can walk around and some great views from the top.

Thank 731TimT
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