They say siblings are sometimes quite different. And this is indeed the case with Thirassia, Thira’s sister island. A stone’s throw from Thira, or just 15’ by ferry, Thirassia is the only other inhabited island of the complex and an amazing location for a one-day tour. Much smaller than Thira, it gives you the chance to experience Santorini in its most authentic sense, through the eyes of locals.
Life there seems to be still in the 70’s. Far from the cosmopolitan buzz of Thira, it is a place of tranquility, simplicity and beauty, with a unique and original atmosphere. A couple of hotels, less than a handful of stores and a few restaurants on the island’s second port are the only signs of development. Thirassia is ideal for walks and exploration, transferring you to another era and giving you a taste of the origins of Santorini, before the development big-bang and the rise of the island to international prominence
Thanks to its microclimate and volcanic soil, Santorini is home to more than 40 unique grape varieties. Vineyards of more than 400 years, some of the oldest in Europe, can be found here. Local wineries make outstanding wines and offer anything from tailor-made visits to group tastings. Don’t miss the opportunity for a visit. Ask us, we will be happy to make all the necessary arrangements for you.