The history of the island begins 4000 years ago and is firmly linked to the famous, pre-classical, ancient world.
A notion made obvious by only a visit to the archaeological site of Akrotiri in the south of Santorini.
The whole area of Akrotiri has been preserved in stunning state thanks to the transformative volcanic eruption of ancient Thira, which covered everything in ash that, just like an archaeological time capsule, enables travels in the past.
Within walking distance is the fascinating Archaeological Museum of Thira, the house of unique and ancient treasures.
Equally so the town of Oia, where Kastro Oia Houses is located, has a lot to offer its visitors in terms of cultural treasures and sights.
In Oia you can visit the Maritime Museum, the Museum of Ancient, Byzantine and Post Byzantine Instruments, as well as world-renowned art galleries.