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archaeological museum, prehistoric museum, megaro gyzi museum, naval museum, george emmanuel argyros mansion, lignos folklore museum...
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|Santorini Museums : Museum
of Minerals & Fossils
|The Museum of Minerals & Fossils of the Cultural
Society of Thira was founded in 2006 and is located in Perissa,
close to the Church of the Holy Cross. Display cases include
minerals and fossils from Thira, the rest of Greece and abroad.
Amongst the exhibits is an invaluable rich collection of minerals
from Lavrio. Mr. Nikos Sigalas is President of the Cultural
Society of Thira and responsible for the museum.
|The Evolution of Man & the Life on
| Fossils provide us with a means
of learning even about the evolution of man, containing
information that has been lost in the depths of millennia,
but is sure to be of great interest to mankind. This is
the role played by the fossils that can be admired close-up
at the Museum of Minerals & Fossils of the Cultural
Society of Thira.
However, what happens when a museum houses original
treasures dating back 50,000-60,000 years from now that
are not only worth a great deal in terms of culture,
but are also connected to the evolution of life on this
planet? The Museum of Minerals & Fossils of Thira
is a museum of this kind and is a center of great attraction
Of the fossils that cover all groups of organisms, the ones of particular
interest are plant fossils from olive, gorse and palm
trees that come from the caldera of Santorini and date
back 50,000-60,000 years from today.
It is a very rare old flora which is unique in the
whole of the Mediterranean and provides an essential
record of the evolution of plants of the past, not only
in the Aegean but also across Europe.
It is particularly worth noting that the museum's oldest
exhibit dates back 1.5 billion years from now and the
most recent dates back 50,000 years.
|Perissa Santorini 847 00 Greece
| Summer : Daily 10.00 - 14.00
|Winter : Sunday Morning only