Semi-private tour to explore Thirassia
- Explore Thirassia Island
- Meet the locals
- Walk through traditional paths
- Discover hidden cave houses!
Return : 17:00
Our unique excursion to Thirassia Island starts from the port of Ammoudi, close to Oia in the north of the island.
After picking you up from your hotel we bring you to Ammoudi. Then, by a tenderboat, our groups will be brought to Thirassia, to the port of Korfos, which is inside the Caldera. From this point, we start our climb over about 180 steps to Manolas. Everyone is able to climb there but if you want, you have also got the opportunity to ride a donkey with a shlight extra charge. The spectacular view will make it up to you for all the effort!
Our next stop is at the taverna “Panorama”, where you can get rest and refresh. Your guide will explain to you everything there is to know about the genesis and history of Thirassia Island. SantoriniExperts have all the local expertise and will help you gain all the information needed about the local agricultural specialties, wine production and of course the Greek traditions.
The short stop will be followed by a stroll through the traditional village of Manolas. An abandoned cave house, the center of the village and the school are some highlights on our way. Then our way brings us into the untouched nature of Thirassia Island. During our hiking tour we will pass through a garden with vegetables, a vine yard and we will find different herbs until we get to Akrilia. Akrillia is a deserted village full of cave houses, which was once the biggest settlement on this island. In the center, we can find and visit the Virgin Mary Church where we share with you interesting information about the Greek religion. On the terrace of the church a traditional Greek meal awaits us combined by the priests’ homemade wine and we get to visit his old canava (winery).
Our tour to Thirassia is competed. A minibus will take us to the port of Riva, from where we will start our return back to the hotel.
Need to know
Wear good walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen Not recommended for people with walking difficulties or children
Guide, transfer from tenderboat from/to Oia/Thirassia, traditional Greek meal, homemade wine.