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- Light lunch with local wine
- Local knowledgeable guide
- Sea Bus Tickets
- Tranfers within Thirasia
Riva (the settlement of Agia Irini) is the port of Thirasia at the northern end of the island. Here ships tie up, and so do the small ferry boats called pantofles, or slippers, which connect Santorini with Thirasia. There are also daily connections with Santorini using small boats called “lantza” that start from Ammoudi in Oia, and arrive in Riva and Korfos.
Built in a valley like Agrilia, Potamos (which means “River”) has managed so far to keep its few inhabitants. The beautiful little blue and white houses, the brightly colored churches (we counted five), and the caves are the special features of this traditional settlement.
The main settlement of Thirasia, Manolas is built on the brow of the steep slope of the caldera (volcanic crater). Quiet and picturesque, it is an ideal destination for those seeking a brief escape from the tourist crowds of Santorini. Two hundred seventy steps connect it with its seaport, the picturesque harbor of Korfos.
The abandoned small settlements of Upper and Lower Kera, 500 meters north of the Monastery of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. As in the area around the Prophet Elias Church and the Monastery, so here an archaeological study indicates significant ancient settlement sites in the region. Only a shepherd with goats lives here today.
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- Fist point
- Second point
- Third point
- Last point
- Final point
Meeting at Ammoudi Bay
Start with a sea bus from Ammoudi Bay to beautiful Thirassia. Arrive to Riva at 08:00am. Meet and assist by your guide. Your adventure begins right after a small briefing
Crossing the northwest part of the island
08:30am you will be crossing the northwest part of the island passing by Potamos village going to Manolas, the capital of Thirasia.
Continue your way to Kera village ending to the Monastery of Kimisis which is known as the balcony of the Volcano.
On your way back you will stop at the local bakery to taste bread baked on wooden oven.
Riva or Korfos Bay
Your adventure will end at the restaurant in Riva or Korfos bay ( another port in Thirasia) for lunch and swim.
Return back to Ammoudi at 13:00 or at 22:00
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Things to remember for this Tour
Highlights of the tour: Explore the wild island of Thirasia. Visit the famous Manolas, the capital of Thirasia, Kera village and the Monastery of Kimisis which is known as the balcony of the Volcano.
Pick up point: Ammoudi Bay
Drop off point: Ammoudi Bay
What to bring for the Tour
- close-toed shoes
- sun block & towel
- hat (optionally)
- your positive energy
How to reach Thirasia
There is a sea bus operating daily from Ammoudi port ( Oia’s port) to Riva (Thirasia).
From Ammoudi-Santorini to Thirasia-Riva Daily
07:50am, 12:45 , 17:20 daily
From Thirasia-Riva to Ammoudi-Santorini
07:35am, 12:35, 17:15 daily
Additionally, some days a week
Thirasia 21:50 Ammoudi – Santorini 22:00
Which is ideal to see the Famous Sunset From Thirasia
Please be at the port 15 minutes prior to departure.