Thirassia, although exactly opposite the Santorini caldera, is a complete contrast from Santorini. Quiet and undeveloped, it is almost untouched by tourism. The island of Thirassia comes under the jurisdiction of the Community of Oia.ArchitectureNarrow pathways, colourfully painted blue, yellow and green bell towers and houses, as well as flowers that have been planted everywhere.CapitalManolas the capital is on the caldera opposite Santorini. There is a pathway from Manolas up to the monastery of Koimiseos from which you can see the whole island.VillagesPotamos village is built beside a ravine. Most of the homes are cave house style, built into the rock. Agrilia is the largest and oldest village, a picturesque village with cave houses and wine canavas.
Volcano, hot springs, caldera, sunsets, Santorini island, Aspronisi
Caldera view traditional accommodation
There are 21 churches in total : Panagia the Giatrissa, Agios Dimitrios, Panagia of Eisodion, Panagia of Lagadiou (dates back to 1887), Agios Konstantinos (dates back to 1874), Agia Irini, Monastery of Koimiseos
Community center, Heliport, irrigation system, ATMS
Sandy beach in Riva harbour
How to get there
Day boat trips from Santorini. You can catch the boats from Athinios Port or Ammoudi Port in Oia. The boats stop at the main harbour of Riva and at Korfos. If you get off at Korfos, you will only be able to reach Manolas on foot or by donkey.