- Type: Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Separating Kamari from Perissa is Ancient Thira. First settled by the Dorians in the 9th century B.C., this archaeological site is home to ruins from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras. Stroll down Ancient Thira's main street and you'll pass Roman baths, old mosaic houses and even an old agora (marketplace). And let's not forget the spectacular views from the Terrace of the Festivals, where ceremonies were held in honor of the Greek god Apollo, son of Zeus and the god of light.
Ancient Thira is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., although hours may vary depending on the season. Admission is about $5 USD (€4). For more information, check out the Ancient Thira section of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism website.