In 2021, a brand new exhibition of the Bronze Age Minoan frescoes of Akrotiri was inaugurated by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. The display showcases a number of previously unseen frescoes, stored in the warehouses of the museum, alongside murals formerly housed at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. It is the first time that all frescoes are reunited in the same space and exhibited according to their location in the prehistoric town.
*Museums and exhibitions may have altered opening hours and periods of operation. The Archaeological Museum (Fira) and Lignos Folklore Museum (Kontochori) are closed until further notice. The Icons & Relics Collection (Pyrgos) is permanently closed.
The museum hosts Thiran wall frescoes and important finds from the Akrotiri excavations and around Santorini, including marble figurines, pottery, bronze artefacts and a gold ibex. Exhibits are in four thematic sections from 5th mil. BC (late Neolithic) to 17th c. BC.
8.30 - 15.30
(Thurs until 9.30 pm - Tues closed)
Tel +30 22860 23217
Megaro Gyzi is a Museum & Cultural Centre in an old winery. Paintings, engravings, sculptures and photographs are exhibited in permanent and temporary exhibitions. The centre holds a Summer Festival, musical events, theatrical performances, film views, book presentations and more.
10.00 – 16.00
(Mon - Sat / May 1st – Oct 31st)
Tel +30 22860 23077
Art Space is a unique combination of paintings and sculptures and the art of winemaking. Housed within old wine cellars and a cave distillery, there is a winery with vineyards and a space for wine tasting. Art Space is a retreat for artisans who share a passion for creativity.
Daily from 11.00 to sunset
Tel +30 22860 32774
The Myth of Atlantis in an extraordinary interactive 360° 9G experience with VR glasses. The journey includes the cataclysmic destruction of Atlantis, discussion with Greek philosopher Plato, a Diorama of Atlantis, Plato's journey for the ideal city and a hologram of Santorini's evolution.
10.00 - 19.00 / Duration: 1 hour
Tel +30 22860 85076 - Prebooking is required
Argyros Mansion is a neoclassical mansion built by landowner and wine merchant George Argyros in 1888. During the devastating 1956 earthquake, part of the building was destroyed. It lay uninhabited for 35 years until 1987, when 4th generation Manolis Argyros undertook its restoration.
10.00 to 18.00 / 1st May - end of Oct
(Mon & Thurs closed)
Tel +30 22860 31669
Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum presents the history of wine and life of vine-growers in Santorini from 1660 to 1970. It occupies an underground cave. The history is illustrated with semi-mobile and still-life figurines. An automatic audio guide is available in 14 languages. There is a winery tour and wine tasting.
9.00 - 19.00 (Sunday opens 10.00) / Apr - Oct
9.00 - 17.00 (Sunday opens 10.00) / Nov - Mar
Tel +30 22860 31322
The personal collection of Ancient, Byzantine and Post-Byzantine musical instruments of Mr. Christodoulos Chalaris. The exhibition displays their evolution from 2800 BC until the early 20th century. Reconstruction of several instruments was assisted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
10.00 – 14.00 / 18.00 – 22.00
Tel +30 22860 72000
Rare figureheads, seamens' chests, old sextons, aquarelles of sailing vessels, vintage photographs and a library document the history of Santorini's merchant shipping and the contribution of Thirans to the Hellenic Navy. Founded in 1956 by Captain Antonis Dakoronias, in 1990 the museum was housed in a restored captain's house.
10.00 – 14.00 / 17.00 – 19.00 (Tues closed)
Tel +30 22860 71156
The old cherry tomato factory is today the Santorini Arts Factory, hosting exhibitions, music events and more. A newer addition is a cooking class with prime ingredient, the tomato. Exhibits include processing machines from 1890, manuscripts and audiovisuals with stories of people who worked there. An in-house cafe offers local delicacies and beverages.
10.00 – 18.00
Tel +30 22860 85141
Cultural Village 'Santorini of The Past' displays a collection of artefacts, folk costumes, old photographs and furnishings, and harvest tools and practices from Santorini's bygone era. The project recreates the traditional life of the islanders at that time, much of which continues until this day. The centre holds various cultural events and has a souvenir shop.
9.00 – 17.00 daily except
Thurs: 10.00 - 16.00 / 18.00 - 20.00
Tel +30 22860 31101
Our colleague, Georgia Dimas, offers private tours around Santorini. A licensed tourist guide, a day out with Georgia is fun, informative, and comfortable. Itineraries can be tailor-made to your specific interest. We can arrange an excursion before your arrival or when we meet.