A dreamy journey through time
The excavations that took place in various areas of Thera, outline the course of the Island in prehistoric times, a remarkable and creative course that made it one of the most important centers of the Aegean during the 18th and 17th century BC.
Murals, findings from the flowering period of Thera and from various places, dating from the 5th millennium BC. to the 17th century, testify to the traditions and culture of people who lived back then.
An exhibition that captures the course of Thera from the Neolithic era to the seismic destruction, enables the visitor to understand the development of the island in a magnificent Aegean center.
Another exhibition full of texts and images regarding the excavations that took place at the end of the 19th century in Thirasia and Akrotiri.
A small exhibition about the geological formation of Thera after the volcanic eruption, allows the visitor to imagine the island when the first inhabitants arrived, until the later creation of the islands of Palea and Nea Kameni.
The 17th century marks the great prosperity of Akrotiri. In public spaces and houses, were found items just as their owners had left them. Bronze utensils, tools and weapons, baskets as well as seals and stamps, lead weights, and Linear A writing plates.The murals and angiography, are a basic source of information about the environment, life and nature, as they also testify to the evolution of style.
In the last rooms of the museum are exhibited a few jewels found in Akrotiri, semi-precious stones, clay pots from various regions of the Aegean and murals of exotic themes.
The ancient spirit takes over you by connecting you with the past in an astonishing way!