Ancient Thira was inhabited from the 9th century B.C until the 726. It is located in 360 meters high in Mesa vouno Mountain between Kamari and Perissa. Ancient Thira took its name from the mythical Doric ruler of the island Thiras. The Spartan ruler Thiras and his fleet recognized the strategic value of this rocky ridge and developed an important settlement at the Southern periphery of Cyclades. The 3rd century B.C the city passes on the Ptolemaic. Then the city was completely rebuilt for the officer and the soldiers. In 145 B.C the Ptolemaic fleet was withdrawn and the Romans entered the city. The 3rd century we have the dissolution of the Roman Empire and up to the 5th century it was the only urban settlement on the island. The descriptions of the city primarily relates to the Hellenistic Golden Age.
Ancient Thira is a historical settlement that one should visit when traveling to Santorini. It is worth seeing many interesting sacred areas, churches, temples, buildings, theatre etc