Santorini Thirassia Island

Location: Thirassia

The island of Thirassia is located adjacent to Santorini; in fact, it was once a part of it.
The volcanic eruption that occurred at around 1500 BC snapped Santorini off and Thirassia emerged. Nowadays, Thirassia is a virgin island, still untouched by tourism and modern lifestyle.

The island is only 9 sq. km in size and has only 150 permanent inhabitants.
Manolas village is the capital, while other settlements include Korfos, Riva, and Potamos. A walk through villages can also be a wonderful experience, as in front of the houses lie gardens with colorful blossoms.
Manolas boasts tiny picturesque houses painted in various colors.

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Top Tours and activities

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    Boat tour to Volcano, Hot springs & Thirassia island

    Category: Boat Tours

    This tour bundles up the world-famous volcano, the hot Springs of Palea Kameni, and the untouched island of Thirassia. All guests get to enjoy a charming cruise from Fira to the volcanic islets and serene Thirassia, walk up to the crater, swim into the hot springs, and wander on the tranquil sister ...

    6 hours Map
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    Boat trip to Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia & Oia (from Athinios port)

    Category: Boat Tours, Bus

    Starting in the morning, the boat embarks towards the volcano where visitors are able to walk up to the rim of the crater. The next stop is at the hot springs. Moving on, Thirassia island awaits to be discovered. After that, we transfer you to the village of Oia bu bus.

    9 hours Map
    from € 50.00
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    Sunset boat tour to Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia & Oia

    Category: Sunset, Boat Tours

    The tours starts from port of Athinios. A traditional boat (caique) will take you to the volcano to see the active crater and swim at the hot spings! After that, the boat will head to the island of Thirassia and finally to Oia, to watch the most incredible sunset in the world.

    9 hours Map
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More info about Thirassia

The virgin beaches and pure nature are the main attractions of this island.

From Manolas, you can hike to the Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin.
Apart from that, there are twenty more churches on the island. A feast to honor Holy Mary takes place every year on September 21st.

Quite a few places are available regarding accommodation in Thirassia. The food in the local taverns is palatable and you can taste it in local taverns and cafes. During the summer, daily boat trips are organized between Santorini and Thirasia.

Where to stay in Thirassia

A place we love is Santa Irini Retreat.

How to get there

Thirassia is situated in front of Santorini.

Tours: Explore Thirassia island with an organized tour, starting from 26€.
Some tours to Thirassia depart from Gialos port, the old port of Fira. Gialos can be reached by a cable car or by foot from Fira, by using the Karavolades Stairs (588 steps)

Private Boat: Private Boat: You can reach the island with a private or rented yacht.



1 Reviews
  • Laura 28 Oct 2022
    The most amazing, magical, beautiful place in the world
    The most amazing, magical, beautiful place in the world. A place to go to enjoy spectacular views, amazing meals and kind helpful people.