Maritime museum of Oia

Rare figureheads, anchors, old maritime and more..

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Maritime museum of Oia

Captain Antonis Dakoronias started collecting items that reveal the naval history of the island in 1951, and in 1956 the Maritime museum was founded. It is housed in a captain’s home since 1990, which was a donation of Mrs Dina Manosessou-Birbili, from Oia.

It has one of the richest collections of exhibits in Greece, displaying rare figureheads, mariners’ chests, naval equipment, models of old and newer ships belonging to Santorini residents, watercolors of old sailboats, as well as photographic material and a book collection.

Touring the museum you will discover how significant was the contribution of Santorinian ship owners and captains to the Greek maritime history.


  • Opening hours: 10.00-14.00 & 17.00-20.00 (Tuesday closed)
  • Τel: +30 22860 71156