Archaeological Museum of Thera, Santorini

Archaeological Museum of Thera, Santorini

No one can deny the richness of Greek culture or the influence it has had on the civilizations of the world. Western philosophy, art, science, education, and sports all have roots in Ancient Greece. The Archaeological Museum of Thera is an exhibition hall that features sculptures and inscriptions from the Archaic to the Roman periods. When you visit, you will take a trip back in time and experience history at its finest.

It also has a collection of vases and clay figurines from the Geometric to the Hellenistic periods. The gallery was established in 1902 by the Ministry of Public Works. In 1960, the building was reconstructed to replace the structure that collapsed during the 1956 earthquake.

Although not as stunning as the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, the museum is nonetheless special and interesting. What makes the gallery unique is that its vast and fine collection comes from excavations on the island.

Some of the most important items from the exhibitions include the Theran Amphora with Geometric Decoration, the Volcanic (Trachyte) Boulder, the Upper Part of an Archaic Funerary Kouros, the Torso of an Archaic Funerary Kouros, the Clay Daedalic Figurine, and the Attic Black-Figure Kylix.

Tip:
You can buy a combination ticket for Akrotiri, the Archaeological Museum of Thera and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera.
Unfortunately, at this museum, the descriptions of the items are in French and Greek with no English translation.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 8:30am-3pm (Nov-Mar / Apr 4-Oct); closed on Mondays

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Sight Name: Archaeological Museum of Thera
Sight Location: Santorini, Greece (See walking tours in Santorini)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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