What's On / Exhibit
Location Thira Town, Santorini
Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
May 1st - October 31st
|Full Admission:||5 Euros|
|Free admission for children under 12|
The Wall Paintings of Akrotiri
Excavated in Akrotiri between 1967-1974, the wall paintings of ancient Thera provide outstanding insight into the ancestry of Santorini, and situate the ancient society as highly developed in the early Aegean world. Of all the finds unearthed in the excavations at Akrotiri, there can be little doubt that the wall paintings constitute the most significant contribution to current knowledge of Aegean art and society.
In technique, style, and thematic content the paintings are invaluable objects of study for archaeologists, art historians, zoologists, botanists and chemists. Found on the walls of ancient Theran elite homes, the wall paintings render ancient life, belief and historical events. Contemporary viewers can enjoy their artistic merits exhibited on the walls of this private house, in a sense as they were intended to be viewed as interior embellishments in antiquity.
The Wall-Paintings are open to the public Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00