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Browse below Santorini attractions. The listings appear in the order of most wanted pages.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF THERA
It was built in 1960 by the Ministry of Public Works in order to replace the old museum (built in 1902), which had collapsed during the earthquakes of 1956.

The Museum contains the following collections: Sculpture, ranging from the Archaic to the Roman period.
Inscriptions, r... more info ...



HOT SPRINGS
Hot springs is called a location at Palia Kameni (old burnt), one of the two volcanic islands in the middle of Santorini Caldera. The water there has a temperature of about 33 Celcius and it contains sulfur that is good for the skin.

It is included into most caldera excursions and visito... more info ...



NOMIKOS CONFERENCE CENTER
The Petros M. Nomikos Conference Centre is located in the capital of Santorini, Fira, overlooking the caldera and the volcano. This neoclassical mansion with its characteristic red colouring has been transformed into a modern, operational Conference Centre, while preserving its traditional character... more info ...



ZOODOCHOS PIGI CAVE
Zoodochos Pigi church appears on the road from Kamari to Ancient Thira. A beautiful area to stop off, there are quite a few stone seats situated under trees and a large stone table just inside a cave and also (if the door is still open/unlocked) you can go right into the cave and splash yourself wit... more info ...



PROFITIS ILIAS
The highest spot of the island (567 meters) is located between Pyrgos and Kamari. The Mountain's name is Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elijah), coming from the Monastery with the same name on its peak. From this vantage point, you will enjoy a striking view of the entire island, from the patchwork agricul... more info ...

Panoramic View
>> Panoramic animated image from Profitis Ilias during the sunset


AKROTIRI LIGHTHOUSE
The Faros (lighthouse in Greek) was manufactured in 1892 from the French company of Lighthouses. The square tower stands 10m high above the lighthouse keepers house. It first worked, on 1892 with petroleum and its luminosity was 23 n.m. During the 2nd World War, the light stayed dead, until 1945 whe... more info ...

Panoramic View
>> Panoramic image taken from Akrotiri Lighthouse


SKAROS
Skaros is a a rocky promontory jutting into the sea, located in front of Imerovigli village and it is one of the symbols of Santorini. There used to be a castle that was the main castle of Santorini from medieval times until the early 1800s. During a 19th-century earthquake the castle was destroyed ... more info ...



GIALOS
Fira's small port sits 900 feet below the Fira town. It nestles under the caldera, around 600 zigzagged steps. Large passenger cruisers regularly sail to Fira harbour, bringing much needed revenue on to the island. By taking the donkeys or mules down the winding steps, you can arrive to the Old P... more info ...



FOLKLORE MUSEUM FIRA
The folklore museum of Santorini is located in Fira at a place called Kontohori. The museum is hosted into traditional cave houses of 1861. We suggest to take the small walk from the main square of Fira to discover the gem Mr Manolis Lignos has created. With a 3 euros ticket you receive a guided tou... more info ...



ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF AKROTIRI
It is one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. The first habitation at the site dates from the Late Neolithic times (at least the 4th millenium B.C.). During the Early Bronze Age (3rd millenium B.C.), a sizeable settlement was founded and in the Middle and early Late Bronze A... more info ...

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>> TRIANGLE SQUARE


ARCHONTIKO ARGYROU
On the island of Santorini, in Cyclades, Greece, at Messaria village, only 3 km from Fira town and 2 km from Monolithos beach, stands Archontiko Argyrou Guest House and Private Museum. In 1888 George Argyros, landowner and wine-merchant, builds on the top of a traditional house this neoclassic man... more info ...



MARITIME MUSEUM
In Oia, the picturesque traditional town on the northwest side of Santorini, an old mansion has been restored and converted into a museum that houses the Maritime History of Thera. Rare figureheads, seamens' chests, old maritime equipment, carrening drawings and patterns, models of old and new Thera... more info ...



MIKROS PROFITIS ILIAS
Mikros (small) Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elijah) is a traditional church located some 340 meters above sea level after Imerovigli on the venetian path route between Fira and Oia (a walk we suggest you include into your trip). Because of its location next to the slimest part of the island, the visitor ... more info ...



MEGARO GYZI
The Cultural Centre is housed in the Gyzi Manor, one of the few remain old estates that survived the earthquakes of 1956. It is a typical example of Cycladic architecture with its pebbled yard and snow-white walls. It was donated by the Catholic Diocese of Thira for the activities of the Cultural Ce... more info ...



CANAVA DROSSOU HRYSSOU
Traditional village

Vanishing Santorini

Phone: 22860 31101, 31429
Fax: 22860 31422, 28548 ... more info ...



AMMOUDI
Ammoudi, is a tiny charming port with a very small beach in the caldera at the foot of the village of Oia (it is located some 200 steps below Oia) with clear blue green water which get deep just after a few steps (something that families wiht children should cautious about). Ammoudi offers several e... more info ...



MUSEUM OF PREHISTORIC THERA
The Museum of Prehistoric Thera houses finds from the excavations at Akrtotiri, conducted under the auspices of the Archaeological Society at Athens, the earlier excavations at Potamos, made by members of the German Archaeological Institute at Athens, and rescue excavations at various other sites on... more info ...



ANCIENT THIRA
Ancient Thera, the Classical city of the island is located on Mesa Vouno, 396 m. above sea level. It was founded in the 9th century B.C. by Dorian colonists whose leader was Theras, and continued to be inhabited until the early Byzantine period. The preserved ruins belong to the Hellenistic and Rom... more info ...



CALDERA TRIP
This trip is an excellent choice for those who want to visit all important sights of Santorini in one day and spend a lot of time by the sea. Starting from the Old Port of Fira, you will have your first stop to the still active crater of Nea Kameni. After the visit in volcano, you will swim at the... more info ...



Santorini Arts Factory
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AIRPORT
First operated in 1972, Santorini Airport consists of the Air Terminal building (10,000 sq.m.), the main runway (16-34,2,120m.X30m.) and the 16.000 sq.m. aircraft parking apron (two aircraft capacity) and is still upgrating.

The buildings are built according to the traditional cycladic ... more info ...



VOLCANO
Early in the Late Bronze Age, the volcano at the center of the island of Santorini (or Thera) erupted on a scale which may have had no parallel among eruptions over the past four or five millennia by volcanoes located in or near densely populated areas of the globe. The caldera (or crater) created b... more info ...