Archaeological, Prehistoric, Folklore and Cultural Museums
A Fine Collection of Exhibits
While many outstanding archaeological finds from Santorini will be found at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, the Historical and Cultural Archaeological Museum of Santorini in Fira contains artifacts from excavations on the island ...
It was built in 1960 by the Ministry of Public Works in order to replace the old museum (built in 1902), that had collapsed during the earthquake of 1956.
Noteworthy are a fine collection of geometric red and black vases from the fifth century BC Inscriptions are plentiful among the displays in the museum and a certain amount of Minoan ware is also on exhibit.
The museum also hosts impressive frescoes as well as sculptures of the Hellenistic period, Byzantine works of art and even some remains of prehistoric times.
STATUETTE OF A LION
Collections on Display :
- Sculpture from the Archaic to the Roman period
- Inscriptions from the Archaic to the Roman period
- Vases & clay figurines, dating from the Geometric to the Hellenistic periods