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Ancient Thira


Greece Travel Guide|Archeological places

Ancient Thira is the ancient village of Santorini, which was founded in 9th century BC and dominates at Mesa Mountain at an altitude of 385 meters.

Ancient Thira first inhabitants were Dorians and the name comes from the hunting is considered the founder of the settlement.

The site of the ancient hunting excavated by German archaeologists between 1895 and 1902 and the famous archaeologist N. Zafeiropoulos the period 1961-1982. Result of the investigations was to come to light monuments are huge and numerous other interesting findings that are hosted in the archaeological museum.

On a visit to the site of ancient settlement will have the opportunity to admire the mosque Artemidoros is a sacred entirely hewn in the rock inscriptions and symbols dedicated to Olympian deities. You'll also see the Temple of Apollo Skull and the royal gallery is built and later housed the statues of Caesar's family. Additionally, you can walk in the sacred and cemeteries, to notice the temple of Dionysus and then to admire the ancient theater and the spectacular views across the Aegean Sea is the area.