Our unique Semi-Private tour 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 group will be brought to Thirassia, to the port of Korfos, which is inside the Caldera. From this point, we start our ascent of around 180 steps to Manolas. Everyone is able to easily walk there but if you want, you also have the opportunity to ride a donkey with a small extra on the spot charge. In any case the spectacular view will make it up to you for this small 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. Your guide has all the local expertise and will help you gain all the information you need 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 the way. Then our path will lead us to the untouched nature of Thirassia Island. During this enjoyable 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 you combined by the priest’s homemade wine and you will be able to visit his old canava (winery).
Our day trip 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.
Prices: AD 75 // Children up to 10 y.o participate for free
Duration: 5 hours, starts at 12.00
Included: Pick up and drop off at a place of your choice, tender boat ticket, refreshments & lunch
Runs: Monday, Tuesday,Thursday & Saturday (1/5 to 31/10)
Meeting point: Pick up from your hotel or a specific meeting point in case the hotel is not accessible by bus
Language: Monday, Thursday English // Tuesday, Saturday English & German
Cancellation policy: Up to 4 days prior 50% , 48 hours 100 % cancellation fees. Before that relevant bank charges are withheld only