Thirasia, Santorini Island

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  • Crystal clear waters of Thirassia
    Crystal clear waters of Thirassia
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    Windmill restaurant in Thirassia
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    Thirassia
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  • Restaurant and exceptional experiance

    by feyerle Updated Jun 6, 2010

    Restaurant "Panorama" in Manolas Village, Thirassia happened to be one exceptional experiance for me. After enjoing a simple but good self-service food with friendly people despite lots of work, I forgot my i-Phone and ID, Credit card, a reasonable amount of cash outside the Restaurant.
    When I came back something like 30 minutes later, it already had been found by the young daughter. I was handed back all my belongings, which was a great relief for me.
    Many thanks and compliments for that, Michael

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    Thirassia Island

    by Jeannkelly Updated Oct 15, 2008

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    Thirassia
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    I should say the island has the cleanest, clearest and most crystalline waters in entire Santorini. Getting off from the boat, one could just want to throw him/herself into the waters. The beachfront cum port is laid with restaraunts/taverns which offers local Greek cuisines while one can enjoy the view of the waters.

    If you fancy a nice swim in nice, crystalline waters, I suggest one must visit Thirassia.

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    Thirassia - Manolas

    by sandysmith Written Jun 3, 2008

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    on a donkey - poor thing
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    The main village on Thirassia is Horio or Manolas, is a pretty place with whitewashed houses, reached by a flight of 250 steps from the landing-place – or by donkey if you can’t face the steps in the heat as I did. This was quite an experience as my donkey insisted on overtaking on the corners - of the narrow steps! I didn't think there was anything special about the village - just enjoyed the view back down.

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    Thirassia

    by sandysmith Written Jun 3, 2008

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    view of Thirasia
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    Thirassia, off Santorini near Ia, is the largest of a chain of islets that remain from the ancient Strogili (before the volcanic activity) and the only one inhabited. The harbour of Thirassia was not very attractive - a channel was being dug during our visit. There is supposed to be a beach - but it wasn't obvious and the water didn't look nice to swim in really. better to enjoy a snack/drink in one of the many tavernas or head up to the village if only for the great views of the harbour below - see next tip.

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    A trip to Thirasia

    by BurgerQueen Written Feb 15, 2008

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    The port of Thirasia, and its main city
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    Thirasia is a small island close to Santorini. Actually, Thirasia was part of Santorini until a strong eruption. It is very close to Oia, but still remains a separate world. About 300 people live in Thirasia, which is often said to look like Santorini in the past.
    I was fascinated by this island from the first day in Santorini: it is a constant presence wherever you are on the caldera side of the island but still looks so indipendent from the rest. Its isolation from the main island also isolated Thirasia from the touristic success of Santorini. Power and water were connected recently! We found out that there are daily guided boat trip to the volcano crater and to Thirasia, and we could not miss it! After visiting the crater, the boat brought us to Thirasia. We only had the time to eat some excellent food in the port, and to climb the stairs (similar to the ones that connect Fira to the Fira port) up to the main city on the island, which ended up to be almost desert at that time of the day. The charm of the island still attracts me, I found out there is a hotel on the island...

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    Traditional village of Manolas in Thirassia

    by aukahkay Written Oct 29, 2007

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    Manola town, Thirassia
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    Thirassia is an island off Santorini which is part of the sunken volcanic rim. It is accessible by boat. If you take the volcano tour, it will include a lunch stop at Thirassia and an opportunity for you to take a donkey up to the traditional village of Manolas where the residents live a laid back life minus the commercialisation seen in Fira and Oia. The donkey ride costs 4 Euros one way. Take the donkey up and walk down. Do give yourself 20 minutes to walk down from the top of the zigzag stairs to the port.

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  • Visiting Palia and Nea Kameni Islands

    by dimilag Written Sep 18, 2007

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    Visit the islands in the middle of the Caldera, Palia and Nea Kameni. These surfaced many centuries after the ancient eruption. Palia during the first seven centuries A.D., and Nea from the 16th century to 1950. You’ll wander in the moon-like surface, you’ll smell the sulfur, look at the black crystalline rocks, and perhaps dive in the green-brown warm waters near the hot springs. Hop on a sailboat at the Fira harbor – there’s one every hour.

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    Find A Bar With Your Name On It:)

    by johngayton Written Sep 16, 2007

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    Photo By Claus

    Claus noticed this place as we sailed into the harbour here on Thirassia (how many "s"'s in Thirasia??) and so it just had to be done after our excellent lunch at the restaurant on the top of the mule trail!

    Beer was cold, the sun hot, the bar shady and it was right next to the dock for the boat back to Thira - well that's our excuse for the 2nd and 3rd beers anyway ;)

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    Thirasia

    by Adamis Written Sep 19, 2006

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    The small port
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    i visited this town and styed there for a couple of hours. The town is a steep zig-zag climb from where the boat docks, but if you are not up to it, you can jump on the back of a donkey for a small fee

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    Thirasia Climb

    by cheekymarieh Updated Apr 17, 2003

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    Sitting on the edge

    A ride up the hillside on a mule is a must. You will find it an exhilerating experience climbing up. There are some stunning views from the top.

    I am sure the mules try to do their best to make you think they are going to throw you over the edge.

    Once you have climbed to the top you will find yourself in a traditional Greek village. There are a couple of little tavernas where you will find some magnificent local food. This is a good place to try some of the specialities at a reasonable price. You can always wash it down with a little ouzo or retsina ... but proceed with caution because you have to get back down to catch the boat!

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