SIGHTSEEING TOURS

 

The Museum of Prehistoric Thera

The museum of prehistoric Thera, is not an ordinary museum. The masterpieces of Aegean prehistoric art, such as famous murals and the only golden chamois statue, raise its importance to this of Acropolis' or Verginas' Museums.

 

 



The murals of Thera

In the Conference Center "Petros M. Nomikos", in Firostefani, are exhibited three-dimensional photocopies of murals found in Akrotiri, in natural size. These photos depict all murals of Akrotiri and they are the only chance to observe them. Mr. Petros M. Nomikos finances the cost of this reproduction, which, later, donated to the Thera Institution - Petros M. Nomikos.

 

 



The Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological museum is located in Fira Town, revealing the island's history. Sculpture and inscription collections from the Archaic to Roman times as and vessels from Geometrical to Hellenistic period are exhibited.

 

 

 


Folkloric Museum

The Folkloric Museum is roofed under a structure of 1861, inside a rock in Kontohori of Fira. There are exhibited old blacksmith, carpenter, cooper and shoemaker workshops, as and a traditional old wine distillery, an art galley with important documents, books and pieces of art.

 

 



Gyzis' Mansion

In this old Mansion - Museum in Fira Town, are exhibited chalcographies from the 16th to the 19th century depicting apparels, landscapes and maps of various Cycladitic islands. The visitors can also see old photos before the 1956 earthquake and paintings of great Greek painters that worked in the island.


Maritime Museum
The museum is located in Oia exhibiting all the elements about the island's naval history, especially during the 19th century.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

   



Wine Museum
The "Wine Museum" is roofed under the wine distillery (Volcan Wines) of Koutsogiannopoulos' family on the way to Kamari. It represents the history of wine in Santorini from 1660 until 1950.


Palea and Nea Kameni from Firostefani village

The islands of Nea and Palea Kameni:
The youngest land of eastern Mediterranean Sea

These two small islands in the center of Caldera, Palea and Nea Kameni, the "volcano" for locals, consist the youngest volcanic land of eastern Mediterranean Sea. Palea Kameni is of 2000 years old, while Nea Kameni began to shape 425 years ago. While the most recent volcanic pieces of ash, appeared less than 50 years ago. Those islands represent the most recent volcanic action.

 


The craters of Dafni in Nea Kameni

The thermal Springs in Palea Kameni


The most famous beaches in Santorini extend along the east coastal line of the island. Every beach is different and unique. Black, shinny pebbles, strange shapes of land, black, white and red sand, all create an unforgettable landscape. All beaches are well organized with sunbeds, umbrellas and water sports available.


Starting from the north part of the island, the beaches of Oia will fascinate you. They have a wild and unseen beauty. Only locals used to swim in these beaches, but recently tourists discovered them. They are not easy accessible beaches. The first beach you will see on the way from Oia is Baxedes, next Kolumbo and at the end, Pori, a small fish port.

 

 

 

 


At the southeast part of the island you will meet the beaches of Monolithos, Avis and Kamari. They are all organized ideal for families with small children. Mostly in Kamari, you will find many hotels, restaurants, taverns and small shops along the coastal line. As for water sports, visit Avis, which attracts mostly young people.

 

 

 



Perissa and Perivolos are two of the most famous beaches in Santorini. Together consist the longest, with black sand, beach in the island. Here you will find all sort of taverns, restaurants and hotels.

 

 

 



In the south part of the island you will find:

Vlyhada with a beautiful mountain and a lunar landscape that captures air through centuries.

The Red Beach with unique abrupt rocks, White Beach that can be reached only by boat, and the one in Mesa Pygadia, create a unique landscape.

 

 

 

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