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Ancient Theater of Thera in Santorini

If you are fascinated by history, then the Ancient Theater of Thera is a must-see on the island of Santorini. Dating back to the 2nd century BC, this is one of the most historic sites in Santorini and offers a wonderful view to the Aegean. With a capacity of 1,500 people, this place could not only host theatrical performances and events. It was also used as a parliament for the locals in the Hellenistic – Roman era. So schedule a visit and feel its unique energy surrounding you, in a place where the past and present join and the outcome is purely mesmeric.

ancient theater of thera

The Ancient Theater of Thera is located within short distance from the Agora. It used to be one of the most central places on the island of Santorini. The six staircases divided the theater into five distinctive sections. It is estimated that there was a much plainer construction on the very same place in the past and this theater had been constructed at a later stage. The entire site had been glorious, with statues depicting the royal family used as decorative items.

ancient theater of thera

If you want to visit the theater, you must follow a path at the region of Ancient Thera. There are many other attractions in the area, including the Roman Baths and the Sanctuary of Pythian Apollo, the Agora and the Royal Stoa, the Temple of Dionysos and the Basilica of Saint Stephen. So be sure to squeeze a visit in between your dives in the crystalline waters of Santorini. A historic place unfolds before your eyes and you are welcome to experience that!