We all know the island of Santorini, a world-famous Cycladic island, a destination we all want to visit at some point. But how many of us know Thirasia? A small island, with wild natural beauty, cave settlements, picturesque churches, stopped at another time, stands silently in the shadow of Santorini, waiting for us to explore it!
In this article we will try to present you the main elements of the island, the sights, the activities you can do there and our company’s itineraries. Book your ferry tickets with Sea Speed ferries and pack your bags for unforgettable summer vacation in the Aegean with one click.
Calm and relaxed summer holidays is the main thing that anyone can enjoy at this little paradise. If you wonder what Santorini looked like 50 years ago, do not look at photos, but take the ship and come for a walk on the island! Here time has stopped and the island refuses to surrender to the frantic tourist rhythms of its cosmopolitan sister. Apart from the shops that you will see in the two ports of the island, it is worth walking in its barren volcanic land, admiring the view of the Caldera, getting to know its few inhabitants and of course swimming in its crystal-clear waters. As in every island of the Cyclades, there are churches and chapels that complete the scene. See below what you can do in this magical place and book a ferry trip to Thirasia easily and quickly and with Sea Speed ferries.
Tip: The most romantic of you can visit the island in the evening with a full moon. You will see it rising over the Santorini’s Caldera and the spectacle is magnificent.
For you who plan to visit the picturesque island of Thirasia, know that its local products are like those of Santorini: fava, cheese, tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, wild capers, wild asparagus, cucumbers and round zucchini. For sweet-toothers, try blackberry dessert.
Thirasia is a small island formed after the eruption of the volcano in Minoan times around 1600 BC. It was part of the island Strongyli, along with Santorini and Aspronisi. The permanent inhabitants of the island are about 250. Despite its size, the island has two ports, Riva, which is the main port and Korfos. The main infrastructure on the island is in its main village, Manolas. Here you will find an ATM, a regional doctor's office, a Citizens' Service Center, a mini market and some dining options. Most restaurants and cafes are in Korfos.
As for you who want to stay on the island, the island has a few rooms for rent mainly in Manolas. Transportation to the island is carried out by a municipal bus that runs from Riva to Manolas and Potamos. As the island is very small in size, hiking enthusiasts can walk around it in only one day. Some useful phones for your vacation in Thirasia:
Regional Clinic – 2286029229
Port Authority of Thira – 2286022239
Citizens' Service Center of Thirasia – 2286029238
If you choose to travel by ferry, know that the ship of our company "Olympus" connects Thirasia with Athens, through the port of Piraeus with itineraries that run all year round. Departures are in the afternoon, so you arrive on the island very early in the morning so you will not miss a minute of your vacation!
You can view Sea Speed ferries timetables and book cheap ferry tickets to Thirasia easily and quickly. Pack your bags and hop on the ferry for an unforgettable summer vacation in Thirasia!
If you are thinking of the Thirasia island for your holidays this year, or even for your first stop, book easily and economically ferry tickets with our company Sea Speed ferries to reach Thirasia comfortably and pleasantly. By observing all the necessary disinfection and precautionary measures for the Covid-19 we can guarantee you a pleasant and safe trip. With a direct ferry connection to the port of Piraeus, the ship "Olympus" and its crew are waiting you for unforgettable holidays! See here the itinerary from Piraeus to Thirasia.
Thirasia geographically belongs to the Southwestern Cyclades and is located opposite the famous Santorini. With the ship of our company "Olympus" you can use the geographical advantage of the island and explore nearby islands with island hopping. Wonderful and picturesque, the Cycladic islands that you can see with easy multiple ticket booking are the unrealistic Milos, the cosmopolitan Santorini and the picturesque Sifnos. Holiday destinations of all tastes!
If you are thinking in which islands to go to during your stay in Thirasia, look no further. See the interactive map of Sea Speed ferries and find all the itineraries that our company operates from the island. So, you can easily and quickly book ferry tickets with just a few clicks starting here. All of us at Sea Speed ferries are here to help you organize an unforgettable summer vacation and do not forget that with a single click you can always contact us!
If you choose a ferry trip for your vacation, see through the page of Sea Speed ferries all the available itineraries performed by our company and book ferry tickets easily and quickly without additional charges, to experience the magic of Thirasia in the heart of the Aegean. We are at your disposal for any questions, to help you organize your dream vacation in Thirasia, with the cheapest tickets on the market.
Our company is at your disposal for any change or cancellation you may need regarding your ferry tickets, according to the commercial policy, which you can read in detail here. Contact the Sea Speed ferries customer service team by calling us at 2104100301, or via email at email@example.com to arrange any request regarding your booking.