Museum of Prehistoric Thira
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Museums & Exhibitions. Culture. Heritage.

“Thira Murals – The Treasure of the Prehistoric Aegean”. The Museum of Prehistoric Thira unveils a new exhibition with previously unseen Minoan frescoes.

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.

*Disclaimer: Museums and exhibitions may have altered opening hours and periods of operation. The Icons & Relics Collection (Pyrgos) is permanently closed.

  • Museum of Prehistoric Thira

    Museum of Prehistoric Thira


    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.

    Opening Hours

    8.30 - 15.30
    (Thurs until 9.30 pm - Tues closed)
    Tel +30 22860 23217

  • Megaro Gyzi

    Megaro Gyzi


    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.

    Opening Hours

    10.00 – 16.00
    (Mon - Sat / May 1st – Oct 31st)
    Tel +30 22860 23077

  • Art Space Winery

    Art Space Winery

    Exo Gonia

    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.

    Opening Hours

    Daily from 11.00 to sunset
    Tel +30 22860 32774

  • Lost Atlantis 9G Experience

    Lost Atlantis 9G


    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.

    Opening Hours

    10.00 - 19.00 / Duration: 1 hour
    Tel +30 22860 85076 - Prebooking is required

  • Argyros Mansion

    Argyros Mansion


    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.

    Opening Hours

    10.00 to 18.00 / 1st May - end of Oct
    (Mon & Thurs closed)
    Tel +30 22860 31669

  • Wine Museum

    Wine Museum


    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.

    Opening Hours

    9.00 - 19.00 (Sunday opens 10.00) / Apr - Oct
    9.00 - 17.00 (Sunday opens 10.00) / Nov - Mar
    Tel +30 22860 31322

  • Museum of Musical Instruments

    Museum of Musical Instruments


    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.

    Opening Hours

    10.00 – 14.00 / 18.00 – 22.00
    Tel +30 22860 72000

  • Naval Maritime Museum of Thira

    Naval Maritime Museum


    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.

    Opening Hours

    10.00 – 14.00 / 17.00 – 19.00 (Tues closed)
    Tel +30 22860 71156

  • Tomato Museum

    Tomato Museum


    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.

    Opening Hours

    10.00 – 18.00
    (Monday closed)
    Tel +30 22860 85141

  • Santorini of The Past

    Santorini of The Past


    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.

    Opening Hours

    9.00 – 17.00 daily except
    Thurs: 10.00 - 16.00 / 18.00 - 20.00
    (Sunday closed)
    Tel +30 22860 31101

  • Archaeological Museum of Thera

    Archaeological Museum of Thera


    A collection of artifacts from the Proto-Cycladic marble figurines of the 3rd C. BC up to the Classical period. Three main collections are on display: sculptures from the Archaic to the Roman Period, inscriptions from the Archaic to the Roman Period as well as vases and clay figurines from the Geometric to the Hellenistic Periods.

    Opening Hours

    08.30 – 15.30
    (Tuesday / Wednesday closed)
    Tel +30 22860 22217

  • Lignos Folklore Museum

    Lignos Folklore Museum


    Built in 1861, the museum is housed in an old winery. It promotes the cultural heritage of Santorini with antique furnishings, paintings, lithographs, traditional costumes, manuscripts and books. There are workshops for carpenters, barrel makers, shoemakers and tinsmiths, and an art gallery.

    Opening Hours

    Open on Monday only: 10.00 – 17.00
    (Rest of the week closed)
    Tel +30 698 704 8274

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