Fun activities for families in Santorini


Fun activities for families in Santorini

Have you planned your family vacation for Santorini -Santorini car rental-or are you planning to visit the island soon? If yes then we can suggest some great and fun activities for families in Santorini! We know that when traveling with children things can get difficult and tiring but our proposals are worth the try!

Rent a car in Santorini

When you are planning your vacation in Santorini island you will need a means of transport. of course you can move around with the public buses but given the current situation it would be better to have your own vehicle. This is why we suggest that you rent a car directly in the airport. In Santorini airport car rental, the car will be waiting for you the minute your flight is landed.

Move around the island at ease and enjoy the fun activities for families in Santorini!

Boat ride around the island

One of the most fun activities is the boat ride around the island. It will offer you an amazing experience as you will see the island from a distance. Another amazing route you can take is the one with the volcano tour where you can see the volcano of Santorini and swim in the hot springs!

Folklore Museum of Emmanouil Lignos

It is located in Kontochori which is almost 1km away from the center of Fira. A fun and educational activity for you and your family is to discover the history of Santorini. The house, which houses, remained almost untouched by the earthquake of 1956, was restored in 1973 and then began to be placed antique furniture, family heirlooms, and various other useful items.

In 1993 a museum was built to house the gallery and workshops, as well as the church of Agios Konstantinos, in memory of the owner of the property Emm. Konstantis Lignos. There is also a library with books that mainly concern the recent history of the society of Santorini as well as an old traditional winery, while one can find a representation of other professions that flourished on the island such as that of carpenter, barrel maker, shoemaker and cannery.

Outside there is the church of Agios Konstantinos with the bell tower and the festival house. The courtyard of the museum with trees, flowers and cats is suitable for the visitor to travel back in time, to a Santorini still unaffected by tourism. There is also a gallery with works by famous painters, inspired by Santorini.

Exhibits of folklore museum

While you are at the folklore museum you can see the following:

– Traditional winery, wine cellar with tanks, barrels and press.
– Representation of a traditional household with household utensils and antique furniture.
– Traditional workshops: carpenters, coopers, shoemakers and canners.
– Cave that presents elements of volcanic eruption from excavation of soil layers.
– Gallery with works by famous artists inspired by Santorini.
– Historical archives: lithographs, manuscripts and books about Santorini.
– Images from life on the island in previous years

Working hours of Folklore Museum of Lignos in Kontochori, Fira Santorini:
Daily 10:00 – 14:00
Tel: +30 22860 22792

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Museum of Minerals & Fossils

Another very interesting and unique attraction for both adults and children is the museum of minerals and fossils! The uniqueness of the soil of Santorini led the Cultural Association of Thira to create in 2006 a museum with the Collection of Minerals and Fossils in Perissa. The building is located near the church of the Holy Cross. There are minerals and fossils from Thira and the rest of Greece and abroad.

Exhibits of Mineral and Fossil Museum

Among the exhibits is an invaluable rich collection of minerals from Lavrio. Very important findings are those of olive and palm trees that come from the caldera of Santorini and date back to 50,000-60,000 years ago.

Undoubtedly, there is very rare old flora, endemic to the Mediterranean, which gives us information about the evolution of plants in the past, not only in the Aegean but throughout Europe. It is noteworthy that the oldest exhibit of the museum dates back to 1.5 billion years ago while the most recent to 50,000 years ago.

Fossils provide information about the evolution of life on the planet, and even about the evolution of the human species, which may have been lost millions of years ago but are of immense interest to mankind. All this can be seen by the visitor to the Museum of Minerals and Fossils of the Cultural Association of Thira which every year becomes a pole of attraction for visitors from all over the world.

Overview for fun family activities in Santorini

All in all, there are plenty of activities to do with your family while you are on vacation in Santorini. With these we mentioned above, we hope that you will have a great time, teach and bond with your kids!

Do not forget that renting a car will make your vacation easy and comfortable. No more waiting at the bus stop or missing the bus to the beach or your booked tour! Visit and find the package that suits you best! Enjoy your vacation in Santorini!

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