20Santorini, the name given by the Venetians in the 13th century, is a Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. Covering just 76 square kilometers and home to only around 15,500 Greek citizens, the island is known for its black volcanic sand beaches and stylish, high-end hotels . Full of historic sites, empty beaches and clear blue waters, it should be at the top of every Greek’s wish list.
Thera Archaeological Museum
Thera Archaeological Museum houses a number of finds from sites such as Akrotiri and other Cycladic islands. The building was built in 1960 to replace the 1902 museum which was destroyed in an earthquake. A number of historical periods are covered, up to the end of Roman times. The museum’s exhibits include the history and geology of Thera as well as treasures dating back to Neolithic times. Among the notable items are a clay oven and tub, as well as the clay maze figure, which dates back to the 7th century and is extremely well preserved for more information visit our travel blog .
Tomato Industrial Museum
Tomato is one of the most traditional and well-known products and used in the kitchen in Santorini. Located in Vlychada, the Tomato Industrial Museum offers visitors an interesting way to learn about the culture and traditions of the citizens of Santorini through recordings or written notes. Once a tomato factory owned by D. Nomikos, the museum now exhibits exhibits such as machinery dating back to 1890, tools, workers’ tales, and work manuscripts. The exhibits also aim to raise awareness of the history of Santorini and its people. The museum houses an art shop that sells jewelry and artwork adorned with Greek motifs.
The archaeological site of Akrotiri
Akrotiri is one of the most important excavation sites in the Aegean islands. It has been active since 1967. Civilizations from the 4th millennium BC to the 17th century BC have been discovered there. Among the most important buildings are the “Xeste 4” – a three-storey building which is the largest discovered so far – as well as the work “House of the Ladies”, which owes its name to the fresco of the ladies and Papyrus which served as interior decoration. Many pieces from this site are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Thera.
The Mnemossyne gallery
The Mnemossyne Gallery, in Oia, houses a collection of contemporary art books, photographs and jewelry. The pieces on display are the work of local artists and designers, making this a unique and personal experience of the island. Many of the creations are quite unusual, reflecting the unique aesthetic of the island and of Greek art past and present. If you want to take a little piece of the island home with you, these creations are available for sale as a unique gift or souvenir.
Santorini is famous for its beautiful sunsets and the village of Oia is the most popular location. The village is praised for its beauty and charm and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. However, the most enchanting element is its sunset. It is even said to be one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. It can only be seen from the tip of the island, which means the number of visitors waiting to see this wonderful sight can make it a bit hectic at times.