Thirasia (sometimes spelled with two "s" as Thirassia) is the second largest island of the Santorini archipelago, but its importance is not even close to that of the main island itself. Thirasia has about 300 permanent inhabitants who still live a traditional way of life, mainly fishing. For example, electricity was only brought to Thirasia in the 1990s.

A visit to Thirasia will take you to a world of peace and tranquillity, as well as beautiful views of distant Santorini. In particular, the tavernas in Thirasia are renowned. The island may not be one of the most beautiful places, but if you are going to spend an extended period of time on Santorini, it is definitely worth visiting and enjoying a few hours of divine tranquillity.

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How to get there?

There are fast Seajets ferries running between Santorini and Thirassia about 4 times a day, with a price of 2,50 eur for a one-way ticket. You will land at the port of Thirassia, from which you will climb about 400 steps to the village 230 meters higher.

You can then take several unmarked trails to Thirassia and discover the naked beauty of the volcanic island.

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