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Ancient Thera, Kamari

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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 had visited Ancient Thira in 2017 on a wet day in March and wanted to return on a sunny day. It was certainly a hot sunny day when we visited this week. You certainly need lots of water on such... 
    We had visited Ancient Thira in 2017 on a wet day in March and wanted to return on a sunny day. It was certainly a hot sunny day when we visited this week. You certainly need lots of water on such...  more »
  • Like everyone else said, the drive up to the entrance is a bit difficult as it’s narrow and steep. Some people walked from the bottom to the top. The hike is not easy for sure. Once you get to the....  more
    Like everyone else said, the drive up to the entrance is a bit difficult as it’s narrow and steep. Some people walked from the bottom to the top. The hike is not easy for sure. Once you get to the....  more »
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  • Pretty amazing that they could build a village all the way up there. Not a ton of parking, but not super busy in the middle of May. Must see when in Santorini. Amazing views from the top. Limited educational plaques explaining the ruins.
  • Craziest switchback drive up! Great view from the top! Not for the faint of heart... I was in the passenger seat with eyes closed.

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