Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum: The center of the rich naval history of Santorini

In the wonderful Oia, which is on the northwest coast of Santorini, a 19th century mansion has been restored and converted into a museum that houses the maritime history of the island.

The rare finds, the old naval equipment, the old and modern Santorini ships, the great photographic archive, the rich library and other important exhibits show the contribution of the Thirans to the glorious history of the Hellenic Navy.

All items on display have detailed descriptions with extra information for all tourists.

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Archeological Museum

Get a feeling of ancient Thira in the Archeological Museum of Santorini

The Historical and Cultural Archaeological Museum of Santorini at Fira houses great artifacts from excavations on the island.

The Archaeological Museum at Fira offers an in-depth insight to the human presence on the island, from the Dorian colonization to late Roman times. Collections of sculptures, inscriptions, clay figurines and painted vases are some of the exhibits, as well as the Minoan and Byzantine artifacts are also on exhibit.

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Museum of Prehistoric Thira

Museum of Prehistoric Thira: A historical treasure in Fira

The Museum of Prehistoric Thira is located at Fira. The excavations carried out at the Akrotiri area brought out a greatly developed centre of the ancient world which had flourished in the Aegean Sea 3.600 ago. However, the ancient city was buried under the volcanic pumice after the eruption of the volcano of Santorini.

The museum exhibition referring to the history of research at Thira, the geology of Thera, the island’s history from the Late Neolithic to the Late Cycladic I periond and the heyday of the city at Akrotiri.

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Lignos Folk Museum

The folkloric history of Santorini is presented wonderfully by Lignos Folk Museum.

The folk tradition of Santorini is kept alive at the Folklore Museum in the Kontochori area near to Fira. The museum, founded in 1974, is housed in a traditional 1861 Santorini cave house.

Faithful replicas of island’s domestic and industrial life which surround the museum, convey the visitor to the daily reality of an earlier era, during the 19th and 20th centuries.

There is also a wonderful gallery with works by famous artists inspired by Santorini, which you can admire during your visit to the museum.

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