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Ancient Thera

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Address: Petros Nomikos Conference Center | Ancient Thera Road, Kamari 17892, Greece
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This 11th century BC Dorian settlement includes remains from Hellenistic,...

This 11th century BC Dorian settlement includes remains from Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.

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a piece of history + amazing view

It is quite high but if you hire a car or squad-bike you can park there and walk just a bit. Anyway what you choose is worthy because from the top is amazing view to everywhere... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Zdenko Š
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is quite high but if you hire a car or squad-bike you can park there and walk just a bit. Anyway what you choose is worthy because from the top is amazing view to everywhere. During the hot day can be difficult, take a lot of water, there is just couple of places to stay in shadow.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the off season, it took us half an hour to find someone we could hire to drive us to the top. Most places are closed. The site closes at 2pm so you need to be there early enough. We're in our 60s but very fit for walking and found that the climb at the site itself starts out with... More 

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you are fit enough to walk to the top of this ancient site, then take your time, it is approximately 2kms steep hike up but well worth the views and ancient archeological site when you get to the top but definitely not recommended to do this in summer, try october/november or early spring

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing ancient site mindbogling the age and level of tech involved. Your even allowed on part of the site. We weren't bothered by anybody selling so called relics. Could have stayed all afternoon, so interesting, and there is so much more to uncover. Our guide was very knowledgable but also let us do our own thing. This is a must... More 

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Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

definitely worth a visit! The bus ride up the mountain is quite scary lol! also you have to pay to enter ancient thera even though we were not told about this when we paid for the trip.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here in August as it was near to where we were staying in Kamari. We hired a car for the week so we drove up the zig-zag road. The views at the top over Kamari and Perissa are stunning. The archaeological site is fairly good, although the views are better.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hire a beach buggy and drive up the ride is better than the view and if you drive around the island the roadside restaurants are all good especially the seafood spagetti, route finding is not a problem.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views, but you will need to hire a bike or car and even with a car or bike there is a very steep walk at the other end

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Quite a walk up the old track from Kamari, and you have to have a head for heights, but the views are truly superb.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This "ancient city" is on the top of the hill overlooking Kamari and Perissa. We payed a mini-van to drop us off since it takes a long time to zig-zig by a narrow street to the top. When you arrive the view is truly great, take pictures here. And then go back down. Because you will pay quite a big... More 

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