Thirassia Overview

Thirassia is a serene, conventional, and authentic island in Santorini located on the opposite side of Oia village. People are attracted to this island to explore the active volcanic history and enjoy the organic beauty of the island. The virgin beaches and pure Cycladic landscapes are the highlights of Thirassia that offer sweeping views of the large colorful gardens while walking. 

Untouched by commercialization, this volcanic island presents nature at its purest. Walks across this islet, one of the most unspoiled places to visit in Santorini, will regale your senses with the multihued houses boasting gardens in full bloom and the riveting splendor of the churches.

The black beach of Korfos and the arresting geological formations add to the island's lures. Thirassia is famed as Santorini's balcony, with the highest point, the chapel of Prophet Elias, offering hypnotic views of the Caldera.

Location: North-west of Nea Kameni, Caldera, Santorini.

Highlights: Sweeping views of the Caldera, black volcanic earth, local delicacies.


• Pay a visit to Thirassia island if you are looking for the best things to see in Santorini to learn about the rich history and culture of the island.
• Enjoy the tranquil shores and tiny villages that constitute the island while exploring the historical places in Santorini.
• Witness the evidence of the volcanic eruptions and the most significant archaeological sites on the Aegean Sea on Thirassia Island.
• Explore the ancient settlements in classic and historical styles dating back to the Bronze Age along with the white-washed structures and churches from the 19th century.
• Visit the black beach of Korfos or hike to the topmost point of Thirassia for wonderful photo opportunities.
• Admire the beauty of the different churches on Thirassia, including the church of Agia Irini, the chapel of the prophet Elias, and the churches of Agios Konstantinos and Agios Dimitrios.
• Watch the beautiful sunset or stroll along the different coffee shops in Thirassia.

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