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Old Port of Thira - Santorini, Greece


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@pandajetsetter at Santorini

Santorini has two ports. Athinios port that is for ferry and commercial boats and the Old port that is only for cruise ship travelers. Athinios port is located in the area of Pyrgos where there is a car access and the Old port in Thira where the only way up and down to the town is the donkeys,  the cable car or to climb the steps. At this small harbour you will find Duty-free stores, restaurants, taverns and small shops where you can buy souvenirs or traditionsl local products. 

From Skala (Old Port of Thira), there are three ways to reach at the top of the cliff which is 260 metres above sea level,
  1. cable car (daily, 6.30am-10pm, every 20 mins, €10),
  2. mule ride (€8), or a
  3. tough hike up 580 steps (following the same path as the mules).
Skala was an old port serving the Santorini before the bigger port of Anthinios took over. This old port became a tourist hub of sort, a small town of seaside cafés, boat rental agencies and trinket shops. During summer times, there are tours going to the nearby volcano and hot springs.

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Old Port of Thira - Santorini, Greece Reviewed by Ah Wee on 2:32 PM Rating: 5

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