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Ancient Capital Daily Tours
10€ (round trip)
The archaeological site of Ancient Thira is open daily except Mondays from 08:30 am until 14:30 pm.
Our buses depart from our offices in Kamari (see map below).
There is a departure per hour from 09:00 to 13:00 to the top of Mesa Vouno mountain where the old capital lies. There, visitors have free time to walk and enjoy the ancient site. Return to Kamari is also scheduled on an hourly bases.
If you need a pick-up and drop-off from your hotel please contact us and we can arrange an additional tranfer service for any number of visitors. Group prices also apply, so please feel free to contact us for a quote on your own group
If you come to Kamari with the local bus from Fira please ask the driver to let you know which is the stop of Ancient Thira in Kamari. Our office and departure point, is located exactly by that bus stop.
There is an additional fee of 2€ to enter the archeological site of Ancietn Thera.
Departure point to Ancient Thera
About Ancient Thera
Ancient Thera is an ancient city and capital on a ridge of the steep, 360 m high Messa Vouno mountain in Santorini.
It was named after the mythical ruler of the island, Theras, and was inhabited from the 9th century BC until 726 AD.
The ancient city consisted of a street almost 800 m long and especially wide for its time extending in a southeastern direction and containing several imposing buildings. A small cul-de-sac branches off at right angles and at its termination, high up on the mountainside, were the headquarters of a garrison stationed in the city. After about 200 meters of street the city expands to cover an area of about 100 x 100 meters on an exposed plateau high above the rocky coast. Residential areas are grouped around an Agora which is across from a theater built into the lower slope. Separated off and facing the sea at the eastern tip of the plateau is a small sacred area with temple grounds and public facilities. All buildings are constructed of the local limestone of the mountain itself. Wood was rare on the island and seldom used for building.
From Kamari to Ancient Thera
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