We love Greece! We love Greece for its endless diversity, the warm and hospitable locals, the gastronomy, the culture, the history, the nature, the sea and one more million reasons.
One of them is, of course, her wonderful Greek islands. Cyclades is an amazing group of islands. You probably know the best loved Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini which are famous all over the world. But Cyclades have also some small islands, undiscovered, unspoiled, and untouched from massive tourism. Greek islands, like hidden gems shining in the deep blue Aegean sea offering a totally different type of luxury: the luxury to travel back in time, the luxury of privacy, the luxury of the most authentic form of a personalised service. And Thirassia island is, without a doubt, one of the best examples!
In places like Thirassia, we rediscover the true heart of Greece, and reconnect with the peace of the unique Cycladic landscape.
Thirassia island is only one nautical mile away from the famous Oia village in Santorini. It used to be one island with Santorini, but the volcanic eruption of 1600 BC cut the island into some type of smaller parts which we see today as Thirasia, the volcano and Asrponisi.
Before you arrive here on Thirassia, you have no idea what to expect. If you ask someone in Santorini about Thirassia, you will get one common answer: “Tt has nothing!’
However, when you arrive and start walking from one side to the other with Nicole, you realise that what you have in front of you is just everything!
The untouched cave houses with pumise stone that was mined on the island to built the Suez canal, the colourful houses totally untouched by any modern retouch, the absolutely stunning view from the top of the village and the caldera to Manolas bay and the unforgettable view to the Aegean sea and to Santorini which is right across in the horizon from the monastery of the island on the edge of the caldera, the one and only bakery and so much more.
No doubt why some celebrities when they travel to Santorini choose to take that walk on the wild side of Thirassia to experience how it feels to discover a totally untouched by the tourism evolution place.
Since the day we made the tour with Nicole, Thirassia is one of our top things to do in Santorini and we knew we had to include this beautiful travel experience in our exclusive portfolio for our Unforgettable Greece travellers. Although, you do this tour away from Santorini, again you are so close to it that it is too good to miss it when in Santorini. Especially if you are looking to escape the crowds and the ordinary.
As we love the passion and the connection the locals have with their place, we asked Nicole, who is part of our Unforgettable Greece partners to give us her story about why Thirassia should be on your backet list when you search for authentic and immersive local experiences.