City Orientation Tour in Thira, Santorini

The Santorini Island is a true wonder in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. A catastrophe that erased the Minoan civilization gave birth to this truly unique and beautiful place. Thanks to its beauty, this destination is very popular among international celebrities; it was even chosen as the main stage for some Hollywood movies. Although known throughout the modern day world as Santorini, the island's official name is Thira or Thera.
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City Orientation Tour in Thira Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Tour in Thira
Guide Location: Greece » Santorini (See other walking tours in Santorini)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Author: max
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Megaro Gyzi Cultural Center & Museum

1) Megaro Gyzi Cultural Center & Museum (must see)

Housed in a 17th-century mansion that formerly belonged to the Venetian family Gyzi, the Megaro Gyzi Cultural Center features a rich collection of objects that reflect local life from the 15th, 16th, 19th, and 20th centuries. It was founded in 1980 by the Catholic Episcopate of Thera.

Among the treasures, visitors will enjoy 15th-century engravings that depict Cycladic landscapes, private documents from the Catholic Episcopate of Thera archives, pictures from the 1930s through the 1950s by...   view more
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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

2) Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (must see)

One cannot help but notice the beautiful grand churches and cathedrals that decorate the landscape of the island known as Thera or Fira. They are as much part of the community as are the many lava remnants. Dedicated to St. John the Baptist, the Catholic Cathedral of Santorini is a handsome and unique place of worship. Its peach exterior contrasts with the many white and blue domed churches that dot the landscape of this quaint, yet beautiful town. It was built in the 17th century by the Jesuit...   view more
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Archaeological Museum of Thera

3) Archaeological Museum of Thera (must see)

No one can deny the richness of Greek culture or the influence it has had on the civilizations of the world. Western philosophy, art, science, education, and sports all have roots in Ancient Greece. The Archaeological Museum of Thera is an exhibition hall that features sculptures and inscriptions from the Archaic to the Roman periods. When you visit, you will take a trip back in time and experience history at its finest.

It also has a collection of vases and clay figurines from the Geometric...   view more
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The Old Port

4) The Old Port

The Old Port was formed by volcanic activity in 1650 BC. It used to serve all of Santorini until the Athinos Port was established. The nautical haven is a harbour for cruise ship travellers, while the other harbour handles ferry and commercial boats. Originally, the only way one could reach the harbour was by travelling the hundreds of steps that lead to it.

The most affordable way to travel to Old Port, in first class style, is by the Blue Star Ferry. The trip will take nine hours....   view more
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Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral

5) Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral (must see)

Greek Orthodox churches are known for their detailed design, distinctive iconography, and beauty. When you enter a house of worship, you will feel as if you have stepped into a world of vibrant colour and light that is accented by icons, art, and stained glass.

The Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral in Thera, also known as the Church of Ypapantis, was originally built in the 19th century by M. Belloni in 1827. The house of worship, that we see today, was rebuilt after the devastating earthquake...   view more
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Museum of Prehistoric Thera

6) Museum of Prehistoric Thera (must see)

The Museum of Prehistoric Thera allows one to take a step back in time to explore ancient civilizations. The exhibition hall’s collection comes from excavations of ancient Akrotiri and other sites around the Aegean Islands. If you have a strong interest in the prehistoric, this is the place for you. The exhibition hall opened in 2000.

The museum’s collection is organized into four areas, research, geology, the history of the island from the early 17th century BC, and the mature Late...   view more
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Nte Sigala Street

7) Nte Sigala Street (must see)

Thira is famous for its small stores, boutiques, workshops, souvenir and gift shops. This neighborhood is teeming with venues that offer unique handcrafted masterpieces or cheap souvenirs. Multitudes of postcards and souvenirs of all kinds can also be found almost anywhere on the...   view more
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Folklore Museum of Santorini

8) Folklore Museum of Santorini

The Folklore Museum of Santorini is a six room exhibition hall that allows visitors to have a glimpse of life as it was in the early twentieth century. It was established in 1974 by journalist Emmauel A. Lignos and is located in Fira at Kontohir in a cave that was built in 1861.

Although the museum is small, it contains a lot of historical data. Visitors will enjoy the traditional winery complete with treading vats, barrels, wine press, linens and utensils. There is a garden with a seating...   view more

Walking Tours in Santorini, Greece

Create Your Own Walk in Santorini

Create Your Own Walk in Santorini

Creating your own self-guided walk in Santorini is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historical Tour of Imerovigli

Historical Tour of Imerovigli

Away from the crowded village of Thira yet close to the famous Santorini Caldera, are two small settlements, Firostefani and Imerovigli. These gorgeous villages can be found on the road to Oia. Each village has something unique to offer to any visitor of this beautiful island. Take this tour and discover hidden treasures in these two picturesque villages.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Sightseeing Tour in Oia, Santorini

Sightseeing Tour in Oia, Santorini

The main attraction in this part of the island is the community of Oia. This community is literally hanging on the edge of the cliff on the Caldera. It is also well known for its beautiful views overlooking the Caldera, the Aegean Sea, the island of Therasia, stunning sunsets, cute villages, cool beaches and great shopping spots. Take this tour to discover an amazing place, a landscape that you have never seen before.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km