What to see in Santorini, Thira, Greece
It is a fabulous volcanic island with an antique minoan city. Some people think Santorini is the home of the lost city of Atlantis...
The quite landscape and the people make the place a real paradise, I think. I have been there in May and t wasn't crowded, what is again a huge plus. There is nothing but the wild nature outside the small towns.
One thing yu shouldn't miss is renting a donkey and taking a ride in the town, not very comfortable, but a lot of fun. :)
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1. Aug 3, 1994 Athens - first impression (Athens) ( 7)
2. Aug 4, 1994 Short visit in Corinth (Corinth) ( 10)
3. Aug 4, 1994 Break at Nafplion (Nafplion)
4. Aug 7, 1994 Daytrip to Argos (Argos)
5. Aug 8, 1994 Daytrip to the ancient Mykene (Mikinai)
6. Aug 9, 1994 Vacation in Nafplion (Nafplion)
7. Aug 10, 1994 Short visit in Tripolis (Tripolis)
8. Aug 12, 1994 Beach brake at Kaiafa (Kaiafa) ( 1)
9. Aug 16, 1994 Not amazed by Patras (Patras)
10. Aug 19, 1994 What to see in Santorini (Thira)
11. Aug 20, 1994 Short visit to Crete (Heraklion) ( 8)
12. Aug 23, 1994 The attractions of Matala (Matala)
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Thira, also well known by the name of Thera or Santorini, is a small group of volcanic islands situated in south eastern section of Aegean Sea. These are around 200 meters away from the mainland of Greece. The area covered by these islands is around 73 kilometer square. In reality Thira is the remains of a huge volcanic eruption that took place many decades ago. That explosion is said to have finished the initial settlement of this land, which was actually a single land during those days, and forming multiple islands which we see today. In no time the islands were again inhabited by humans and today they have become as one of the most famous... Read more »
Recent reviews for Thira
Daytrip to the ancient Mykene - Dec 13, 2006, by Wazling
If you're near to Mykene, you should really go there. It's a well preserved antique Greek city, digged out by the german Heinrich Schliemann in the 19th century (yes, he is the same archeologist who discovered Troy, so you should take a... Read more »
Rent a parking place in Frankfurt - Jul 11, 2007, by stef
We visited Creta in June 2007. We departed from Frankfurt, Germany erly in the morning (5:30 am). Both of our kids four years old Adam, and two years old David accompanied us. In order to catch the plane we had to start in the night from... Read more »
Short visit in Tripolis - Dec 16, 2006, by Wazling
If you don't have a car, you should really check public traffic schedules, otherwise you're stuck in the middle of nowhere, like I was! Tripolis is not really special, there are a few shops fort ourists and soem restaurants, but nothing you... Read more »
Visit the Oracle of Delphi - Apr 1, 2009, by Wazling
The city hasn't got too much importance, it has had during the ancient greek period. It's a small town, offering the same as every other tourist village. It is a nice place after all and has some pleasant hotels. Besides that, the ancient... Read more »
My third trip in Athens - Jun 24, 2009, by angel
This was the second guided trip we chose. We had to be on the bus at 12:30 a.m. but even with this early start we reached Athens, the capital of Greece only at about 7:30 a.m. Our first stop was the city's harbor where we made some photos... Read more »
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