An important period in the history of Santorini is linked with the hilltop city of Ancient Thira. The excavation there has revealed ruins of the town which bore evidence of settlement as early as the 9th century BC plus many articles found in the Ancient Museum from Egypt as the ruling family, the Ptolemy’s lived here once.
It is a naturally fortified spot and thus an ideal place for the Spartan colonists to found their city. They built two roads, one to Kamari, where they had their port, and the other to Perissa.
This tour is for 18 person vehicles only, as the road up the mountain is small and winding.