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
Meteora experiences in Geece - Jun 12, 2009, by angel
There were a few organized trips from which we could choose during our stay. The first we chose was the trip to the Meteoras. The Meteora is a complex of six monasteries which are built on natural sandstone rock pillars. It is said that... Read more »
Visiting Gythion - Jun 23, 2010, by Anonymous
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The beaches and attractions of Matala, Greece - Dec 15, 2008, by MadSuh
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Visiting Meteoras in Greece - Nov 23, 2006, by zdanko
Near the city of Kalambaka lie those big monasteries carved into the rocks, called Meteoras. It's a wonderful pace, the landscape is amazing, there are loads of spots for picknick and hiking is a pleaseure here. The nuns up there in the... Read more »
Patrai is a nice Greek town - Apr 6, 2009, by Wazling
Patra is a big harbour city. You havent got much in the city besides one beach, adjacent to the industrial harbour. When we got in the taxi, telling him to drive us to the beach, we didnt know it, he drove us to the so called 'Rion beach'.... Read more »
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