The island of Santorini holds an archaeological wealth that visitors, especially those interested in history
, can admire and become acquainted with in the various exemplary museums
. Santorini owns many museums scattered all over its beautiful villages
. They display notable discoveries that demonstrate the long history of the island and its prominent presence. The rich tradition of Santorini is depicted in precious collections that include rare and valuable exhibits.
Two museums of great importance are the Archaeological Museum
and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera
where exceptional artifacts and finds from the excavations on the island can be found. The Mansion of Argyros, a distinguished neoclassical residence, has been transformed into a museum that transfers visitors to the 19th century. Another jewel is the Folklore Museum
which boasts an old winery, a library, an art gallery and a lovely chapel. The naval history of Santorini is revealed in the Naval Maritime Museum
through books, documents and nautical equipment. The Icons and Relics Collection presents priceless ecclesiastic items that date back to the 16th, 17th and 18th century. A different museum is that of Minerals and Fossils
where invaluable collections from Greece and the rest of the world are kept. Amazing multi-purpose tours are held at the Wine Museum
, where guests have the opportunity to taste and learn more about the renowned product of Santorini.
These and more treasures along the island are indubitably worth a visit as they unfold the momentous legacy of Santorini and so they can enrich your knowledge and offer a remarkable experience.