Santorini Nautical Museum: The Nautical Museum of Santorini is located in Oia, the most picturesque village of Santorini, in the north part of the island. It is located in an elegant mansion and houses nautical instruments, shipping documents, aquarelles, parts of ships and a small library.
The museum was founded in 1956 and its exhibits present the nautical history and the island's tradition, mostly during the 19th and 20th century.
All items on display at the museum have detailed descriptions. The ground floor houses nautical equipment as well as tools with a short description of the use of every item. Of special interest are the nautical archives and the historical documents. The first floor houses many uniforms, portraits and impressive ship replicas.
How to get there
The Nautical Museum of Santorini is located in the village of Oia, just a 5-minute walk away from the bus station.
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 arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 690 679 4316, 0030 22860 22555.
Car rental: There’s the option of renting a car with as little as 14.5 euro per day and pick it up directly from your hotel. You can then visit the Nautical Museum but also many other places of interest.
Public transfers: In Oia village lies the terminal of the bus route Fira > Oia. Fira is where the central bus station of the island is located. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. There are buses to Oia approximately every hour. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.