It is worth visiting…

After consultation with customers we can organise excursions to areas of special natural beauty as well as visits to places of archaeological and cultural interest.

The Volcano

During summer, daily excursions to the volcano and the hot healing springs of the area are organized. There are boats departing constantly from Athinion Port and from the old Port of Thira, directing to the area of the volcano.

The plan of the excursion usually includes climbing on the hill of the volcano, swimming in the hot healing springs and a stop at Thirassia for swimming and lunch, before the return. If you decide to depart from the old port of Thira you can arrive there either on foot-45 minutes of walking- or by the cable-car which departs every 15 minutes from 7.30- 21.00.

The Archaeological Museum of Santorini (Fira)

It was established in 1960 by the Ministry of Public Works in order to replace the old museum (that was built in 1920) and collapsed because of the earthquake that took place in 1956.

The following collections exist in the museum:

  • Sculptures: From the Archaic to the Roman Period.
  • Inscriptions: From the Archaic to the Roman Period.
  • Pots and earthen statuettes: From the Geometric to the Hellenistic Period.

Telpehone number: +30 22860 22217

The Prehistoric Museum of Santorini (Fira)

The Museum of Prehistoric Thira includes finds from the excavations that took place in Akrotiri under the auspices of the Archaeological Society of Athens, the early excavations that took place in Potamos by members of the German Archaeological Institute of Athens and other excavations in various areas of the island that were carried out by the 21st Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades and Samos, as well as objects that were discovered at random or were delivered to the museum.

The exhibition consists of four themes that concern:

  • The history of research in Thira.
  • The geology of Thira.
  • The history of the island beginning from the Late Neolithic Period up to the Late Cycladic Period I (early 17th century B.C.) and
  • The flourishing period of Akrotiri Town (Late Cycladic Period I, 17th century B.C.)

The purpose of the exhibition is to outline the development of Thira during the prehistoric years, through selected finds of the thousands that are kept,- a dynamic and creative period that established the town of Akrotiri as one of the most important centers of the Aegean during the 18th and the 17th century B.C.

Telephone number: +30 22860 23217

The Archaeological Area of Ancient Thira (Kamari)

Ancient Thira, the Classical town of the island is located in Mesa Vouno, 369 meters above the surface of the sea. It was founded during the 9th century B.C. by Dorian colonizers, the leader of which was Thiras, and continued to be colonized up to the Early Byzantine Period.

The preserved remains date back to the Hellenistic and Roman Period of the town. The inhabited area and the biggest part of the cemeteries were discovered by German archaeologists between 1895 and 1902. The cemeteries on the North-East and North-West side of Sellada were discovered by N. Zafiropoulos during the years 1961-1982.

The Museum of Wine

he unique, in Greece, underground Museum of Wine, 8 meters below the ground and 300 meters long, has a labyrinthine shape and demonstrates the history of wine as well as the life of the viticulturists in Santorini from 1660 to 1970.

Through the representations of movable and immovable effigies, the automatic, personal, e-tour in 9 languages, the visitor can get to know the history of wine. The museum was created out of our artistry and love for the tradition and the wine that is being produced by Koutsogiannopoulos family up to nowadays.

It took 21 years of hard work in combination with patience and insistence for the creation of the Museum of Wine. It was exclusively financed by Koutsogiannopoulos family. All the tools, the utensils and machinery are original and rare and had been used by the previous generations, leaving their “soul” in the museum.

All subjects are presented in the museum, in an order:

  • The stages of the production of wine as well as the machinery are presented in a chronological order.
  • Pruning- ploughing- harvesting- treading and weighing of grapes.
  • The rare exhibits, machinery as well as wine-making tools, will make the visitor feel as if he were in a different era.
  • In the end, he will complete his tour in the office of the founder of the wine factory, Grigoris Koutsogiannopoulos, with all of his personal objects and stationary that date back to the year 1870.
  • Finally, the visitor has the chance to taste three of the best wines that are nowadays produced by the wine factory, in the specially arranged room for the purpose of wine tasting.

Telephone number: +30 22860 31322

Αρχοντικό Αργυρού

Argyrou Mansion is a magnificent mansion with architectural elegance built in 1860 in Mesaria.

One of the most remarkable newer monuments of the island combining the traditional theraic architecture with elements of Neo-classicism. Remarkable architecture, with arched ceilings and wooden painted floors.

All the furniture and the house is preserved, as well as the excellent floor paintings.

During the earthquake in 1956, part of the edifice was severely damaged and remained so for thirty-five years.

In 1986 the grandson of Georgios Argyrou decided to start restoration work recovering his older magnificence.

In 1997 the Argyros Mansion was honored with the Europa Nostra Award as a monument to preserve our cultural heritage.

Tel: + 30 2860 31669, + 30 22860 33064

Ναυτικό Μουσείο Σαντορίνης

The naval history of the island begins from the era before the eruption of 1640 B.C.

During the 19th century naval activities are revived, mainly by the residents of Oia.

In Oia, the picturesque traditional village of the northwest side of Santorini, an old mansion was renovated and transformed into a museum that hosts the naval history of Thera.

Rare Acroprora (jewels), chests sailors, old nautical equipment, designs and models, models of old and new Theran ships, watercolors of old boats, as well as rare photographs and a library, all enter year after year Contribution of the Thireus to the glorious history of the Greek Navy.

Tel: + 30 22860 71156