Don't look down your nose at this museum's display of Kodak Pathe photos of the famous Akrotiri frescoes. Yes, the original frescoes are on view at the Museum of Prehistoric Thira and many more are now in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, but everything here is quite wonderful—from the arcaded building, which hugs the cliff side (and has spectacular views out over the caldera) to the photographs, which allow you to get an unusually close detailed view of the frescoes. The photographs, like the frescoes they reproduce, are shown flush to the museum's walls. This creates the powerful illusion that you are seeing the ships, curly-haired maidens, swallows, and lilies as they were seen on the originals before the volcano exploded sometime between 1600 and 1500 BC. The Santozeum —the name is an amalgam of "Santorini" and "museum"—is also used for art exhibits, film, and festivals.
To the right of the cable car
Our Rating Hours Mon–Sun 10am–6pm, 1 May–31 Oct Phone 22860/21-722 Prices Admission €5 Web site Santozeum
MapTo the right of the cable car Santorini
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