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A great place to learn about the life of Santorini's people is at the Naval Museum, as until the area became a tourist destination, the men earned a living by working at sea. Housed in a beautifully maintained neoclassical mansion, the Naval Museum of Oia details the island’s history and tradition and has on display a collection of ship models and naval equipment, as well as paintings of ships, historic documents, fascinating old photographs, ancient figureheads, a submarine's periscope, carved chests, tools used by local shipbuilders and their uniforms, books and maps, portraits, anchors and plenty of other items used on ships....more

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A great place to learn about the life of Santorini's people is at the Naval Museum, as until the area became a tourist destination, the men earned a living by working at sea. Housed in a beautifully maintained neoclassical mansion, the Naval Museum of Oia details the island’s history and tradition and has on display a collection of ship models and naval equipment, as well as paintings of ships, historic documents, fascinating old photographs, ancient figureheads, a submarine's periscope, carved chests, tools used by local shipbuilders and their uniforms, books and maps, portraits, anchors and plenty of other items used on ships.

Ticket Price

€3

Opening Hour

Wednesday to Monday: 10.00-14.00, 17.00-20.00 Closed on Tuesdays

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 1 hour

Suitable For

Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children

Must See

The ship models, the anchor

Prayer Facilities

Just like any other attraction in the town of Oia, the Naval Museum does not have prayer facilities for Muslim visitors. There are also no mosques or Islamic Centres in Oia. Muslims visiting the museum will therefore have to return to their hotel rooms at prayer times, if unable to locate a secluded place outdoors to offer their prayers.  

Halal Food

The Naval Museum of Oia is not known to house a food outlet. Visitors will however be able to get a bite to eat one of the restaurants and cafés in town. While Muslim tourists will not find any Halal certified dining establishments, there are sure to be many that serve only suitable vegetarian and seafood dishes.

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