”I’m not a painter, Daughter Thirassia. But I will tell you with lime and sea. I will preach you with what I write in what I do. I will offer you a life (the life I have not claimed) without policemen, without files, without cells. Only with a white bird over your head. I will plant vines-words. I will build a Palace with what you give me to love. From Igesos I will reach Saint Catherine. Earth and peace I will bring.’’ (Poem by Odysseas Elitis)
Thirasia the daughter of King Thiras, the wild island in Santorini awaits to be explored and offer hand fully its positive energy and feelings of the past. Nicole who is resident on Thirasia island will welcome you with her smile and walk with you to hidden paths. Be ready to travel back in time to maybe 50 years ago. Along your short adventure herbal aromas and flavors of local trees and plants, white washed houses, old chapels will follow you as you discover the traditional local lifestyle that may change your idea of life …
HALF DAY TOURS
From March till end of October
Meeting point: Ammoudi Bay ( Oia’s port)
Meet your local guide at Ammoudi, Oia’s port. From there, take the 7-minute ferry to Thirasia. Admire the spectacular scenery as you embark on a 2,5hour walking tour through unspoiled terrain to 3 villages.
Agrilia, the oldest settlement on the island with its magnificent Church ”The Dormition of Virgin Mary” and its cave houses lying there still ready to be explored. Hiking for about 20minute uphill we will reach Manolas, the capital of Thirasia.
As you walk, you will learn all about the history of the island and get a sense of the present local lifestyle from your guide.
Hungry yet? Hope so because you are going to enjoy a carefully selected meal at an old winery. Glass of wine or refreshment stin IGIA SAS (cheers to your health!).
Smell the aroma of freshly baked bread at the only bakery of the island before we walk down some 165 steps to Korfos which is the traditional port of Thirasia.
Half Day Tour: 08:00 – 13:00
Rate: 70€ per person
Sunset Tour: 17:30 – 22:00
Rate: 70€ per person
Rate: 90€ per person
(Minimum 2 people)
What is included:
- Round Trip transfer from Oia area to Thirasia island and back
(other pick up location at extra fee)
- English speaking experienced local guide
- Sea bus tickets Ammoudi – Thirasia – Ammoudi
- Tranfers within Thirasia
PHOTOS BY GEORGE NIKOLAIDIS