ADD TO LISTThira is one of Greece's more popular travel destinations, and travelers usually visit Thira to enjoy some great beaches, ancient cities, and ruins. Staying over at least a day or two in Thira is really worthwhile if you're traveling through Greece's Cyclades & Dodecanese region. Thira's most well-known attractions include the Caldera and Thira, Santorini. Check out this Thira travel guide to find out more about all the great stuff to see and do there.
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I honestly cannot remember where all we visited in Santorini. We took a day tour of santorini from a ferry from Crete and one day is not long enough at all. When you get there, from a ferry port, I recommend that you take a taxi and do not care of how much it costs becuase if you try to walk up the mountian you will waste time and get a very bad sunburn of you are not prepared. So, even if it costs alot, it is worth the purchase. You must make time for seeing Akrotiri, it is an ancient site with alot of history that you should not miss. If you plan to go to any of the beaches on the southern tip of the island do not waste your time with the white beach becuase it is not white sand like you would thing, it is just a buch of rocks. It is great for taking pictures becuase my sister did get some very good pictures but it was disappointing otherwise. Not to mention, a pain to get to. The only way to get to it is by a very small boat, they refer to as a ferry. There is no docking for that particular beach and you have to hop out of the boat and into wasit or shoulder deep water which is also annoying if you are carrying electronics like cameras with you. We were not prepared at all for this becuase no one told us until it was time to hop out. I do suggest the red beach which had a dock and looked so much nicer. Be careful to pay attention to ferry intervals and times for picking up and dropping off if you are on a time frame. Also be careful with taxi wait times if you are in a hurry to make a ferry back to Piraeus Port or any other island. Realistically speaking, it is very hard to get to the ports just by walking. You can if you must, but you need to be ready for the walk, the heat, and the time it will take. Santorini is a beautiful Greek Island and it is a must if you are in Greece at all!
The port of Thira (Fira) on the island of Santorini is situated below the town and well worth a visit for it's beautiful scenery and narow winding streets lined with lovely restaurants, coffee shops and stores. However, in order to get down to the port you must walk down a zig zagging stairwell made up of 600 steps, each of which are 2 or more feet long. Make sure you have runners or decent shoes for this descent, as flip flops make it slippery and dangerous. Watch out for the scores of mules and donkeys that line the top section of the steps. They take over half of the walkway so beware hind quarters. You can hire a donkey for €5 to ride down to the bottom. I don't think I would recommend it. The safest option might be the cable-cars, if you can find space on one.
Thira er sennilega betur þekkt utan Grikklands sem Santorini. Það er engin venjuleg fegurð að sigla inn að eynni, og þegar maður áttar sig á því að maður er inni í miðjum gíg á eldfjalli, fær maður gæsahúð. Það er svo bara undur að sjá byggðina alla efst á eyjunni hátt yfir sjávarmáli.
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