The Archaeological Museum which was built in 1960 lies in the center of the capital city and next to the cable car, housing exhibits of the history of Santorini.
The main artifacts are sculptures and inscriptions from the Ancient and up until the Roman period as well as pottery and clay figurines from the Geometric and up until the Hellenistic period. The most important artifacts include the volcanic rock (trachyte) weighing 480kg, an Attic black-figure calyx crater, the Thera amphora with its geometric decoration and many more.
The lobby of the museum exhibits artifacts from the prehistoric period found in Akrotiri and the island of Christiana and in exterior one can admire sculptures, vases of various periods and Roman statues.
Tuesday - Sunday, 8.30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tel.: +30 22860 22217