Tomato-based products are the second most famous thing produced in Santorini after wine and many varieties of tomato plants are known to flourish on the island's volcanic soil!
The Tomato Industrial Museum "D. Nomikos" is located in Vlychada, allowing you to find out more about the fascinating history of tomato production in Santorini.
In addition to its exhibitions, the museum also offers a cultural center and various events or workshops for all ages are regularly organized. A cafe is also available, where you can try various tomato-based delicacies.
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The museum is housed in the building of the former canned-tomato factory of Nomikos family.
Tomato paste production began in the 19th century for this family-owned factory, which was the first one to produce canned tomato products in the Balkans, using advanced equipment.
The factory became very successful and the tomatoes used in its production were locally harvested, in Pyrgos village, until it had to shut down permanently due to a decline in tomato production in 1981. The museum and cultural center were established in 2014, contributing to the preservation of the local history and culture.
Entrance tickets cost €10, while children under 11 years old can enter for free and some visitors may be eligible for a reduced ticket price (€6). Below, you will find the visiting hours of the museum: June-September: 10:00 – 18:00 April, May, October: 10:00-16:00 Mondays: Closed
For more information about the museum and its facilities, visit its official website or dial (+30) 22860 5141.