The town of Thira is located just across the sea, at an altitude of about 260 meters. From here, you can easily reach the harbour which is now used exclusively for tourist purposes. This is a lovely paved road, which connects the port to Thira. The road is used by donkeys, transporting people around: I don't recommend wearing sandals, as the street is thick with droppings. In the harbour you can take a boat to the volcano, or swim in the clear waters. You can return to Thira by cable car, which offers dazzling views.