Santorini arts & Culture

Santorini art & museums

Museum of
Prehistoric Thira

In this well organized Museum, located right opposite to the bus station, you will get acquainted with the exquisite findings of the Akrotiri excavations and get impressed by their age. Don’t miss the glowing gold ibex figurine dating from the 17th Century BC.

Archaeological Museum in Santorini

At the Archaeological Museum, a great collection of findings reveals all the flourishing times of the island. Inscriptions, sculptures, statues and objects throwback to the island’s antiquity, spanning from the Geometric period in the 8th Century BC to the late Classical period - 4th Century BC, showcasing the unique personality of Santorini through time.

Maritime Museum in Santorini

Right outside the breathtaking village of Oia, in the ruins of the Venetian castle, the Maritime Museum celebrates the marine history of the island. Rare documents and instruments of nautical equipment witness the long marine tradition of Santorini. The most notable naval tool on display is a manual driller and a massive foot-operated lathe in excellent condition.

Museum of Musical Instruments in Santorini

Music lovers, this is your favorite spot. A private collection of Mr. Halaris, presents the evolution of musical instruments from 2300 BC until the early 20th century providing information on the musical tradition of all locations and the evolution of civilization. Ancient, Byzantine and post Byzantine instruments for your eyes only. Visits upon contact.

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