Ancient Thera, Kamari

4.3
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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  • We walked from Perissa up to Ancient Thera, going from sea level to the top of Messavouno (360m above) is an intense walk in the summer heat. At just €6 to enter it is well worth the admission the...  more »
  • Ancient Thira is an archeological site where you can see the ruins of the city founded in the 8th century bc by Dorians from Sparta. Until the Roman period this city was very prosperous. There are...  more »
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  • Stunning View
  • 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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