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
Holiday in Crete - Dec 10, 2006, by Wazling
Because we had so much time left at the end of our trip through Greece, we went to Crete. It was a great idea, i didn't want to have missed it. Everything is wonderful here. The land, monuments and also the people, who are exremely friendly... Read more »
Heracleion was a great disappointment - Apr 1, 2009, by Wazling
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What to do in Gythion - Apr 3, 2009, by Wazling
If you're in the south of Greece and you want to go somewhere by bus, go to Gythion. There's a bus mainstation, from where you can reach all smaller destinations without a railwayconnection. Besides that, the city isnt very beautiful.But it... Read more »
Things to do in Agios Nikolaos - Jun 28, 2007, by stef
Agios Nikolaos is one of the major cities of Crete. It is located 80 km-s west from the airport Heraklion. It isn't so touristy like Hersonissos. There are some nice buildings, a lake in the middle of the town, and a sandy strand. It is... Read more »
Special trip to Mount Olymp - Nov 23, 2006, by zdanko
We rented a motobike in Paralia and climbed the big Olymp Mountain, we wanted to visit the gods of olymp, but they weren't at home.:D Anyway, it was a great trip and got a very special feeling if you think about it. One day you are sitting... Read more »
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