Either you go on a day trip, or you decide to spend your holidays there, take a ferry to Thirassia and enjoy the island’s treasures.
Despite its short distance to cosmopolitan Santorini, Thirassia has maintained its authentic character and beauty. Visitors will be impressed by the imposing natural landscape distinguished by geological formations and the picturesque settlements on the island. Manola is the main village of Thirassia and is built on the highest point of Thirassia’s Caldera, offering a magnificent view of Santorini.
Two ports, Ribas and Korfos, will welcome you to Thirassia. Korfos is the old port of the island and is situated in a windless bay. You will find lots of boats there, sailing from Santorini and taking visitors on a tour of Thirassia. Take your time to enjoy some traditional delicacies in one of the many taverns on the waterfront. 270 steps higher, reachable on the back of a hinny if you like, Manola the capital of Thirassia will await you with traditional whitewashed houses, narrow alleys and the church of Agios Konstantinos, which was built in 1874. Thirassia’s coastline is mostly steep and rough.
Nevertheless, there are some nice beaches to go for a swim. Before leaving on board a ferry from Thirassia give the beach of Agia Irini a chance to mesmerize you with its black lava and the peaceful atmosphere of the environment. Dive into the deep waters of the Aegean Sea and sense the feeling of being reborn.
Thirassia island extends over 9000 square meters and has a population of 260 inhabitants. There are daily connections between Santorini and Thirassia executed either by ferries departing from Athinios (Thira) and sailing to the ports of Ribas and Korfos or from Piraeus via Paros, Naxos, Ios, Sikinos and Folegandros. There are also daily ferry connections between Ammoudi (Oia) and Ribas and Korfos on Thirassia Island. The crossing takes about 20 minutes.