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Ancient Thera, Kamari

#2 of 21 in Historic Sites in Santorini
Ruin · Historic Site
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.
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  • There are two approaches to the site: either the "easy" route up the zigzagging tarmac road from Kamari or the rocky footpath up from Perissa. I opted for the latter which was a slog but not...  more »
  • Very nice experience and the size of the ruins were stunning. We love to see these kinds of locations on visits and this was wonderful.  more »
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  • Amazing place. A nice hike up the mountain. View is stunning. Old stuff rocks here. Would visit again if I go to Santorini

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