Location: Fira Don't miss: Museums guide (free admission dates and other useful info)
The Folklore Museum of Santorini is located in Kontohori, a suburb of Fira.
All exhibits are hosted in an old cave house that dates back to 1861. That one-of-its-kind museum showcases a matured winery, along with priceless artifacts made by indigenous carpenters and tinsmiths. The museum also boasts a well-stocked library with numerous books and manuscripts of the Aegean world. The impressive museum is the brainchild of Emmanouel Lignos and comprises a perfect replica of a quintessential Santorini house.
A visit to the museum offers significant insight into the culture, tradition, and heritage of the island of Santorini.
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There is also a chapel inside (Chapel of Agios Konstantinos). A visit there will provide a fascinating insight into the wonderful church heritage of Santorini.
How to get there
The Folklore Museum of Santorini is located in Kontohori, a suburb of Fira, just a 10-minute walk from the Central bus station and 8 minutes from a private parking lot.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of scheduling a direct pickup by a local driver at the following numbers: 0030 690 679 4316, 0030 22860 22555.
Car rental: There’s the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from your hotel. You can then visit the Folklore Museum but also many other places of interest.
Public transfers: Fira is where the central bus station of the island is located. Bus connections between this bus station and most areas of the island are available. Note that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.