The Lost Atlantis Museum on Santorini is a modern and a unique place. As the only museum in the world it is dedicated to the story of the lost Atlantis. Its mission is to promote Greek mythology, culture and heritage.
History of the museum
The museum does not have a very elaborate history, as it opened in May 2019. On the other hand, the story it is dedicated to is very old. The Greek philosopher Plato was the first to describe a mythical land with an advanced civilisation. It was supposedly destroyed by earthquakes and then sunk. Santorini is often identified with Atlantis, because before the catastrophe caused by the volcanic eruption there was a developed civilisation of the Minoan culture on this island.
Although it is not really known where Atlantis was located, when visiting the island you may want to check out an ancient tale that may relate to this place.
At the Lost Atlantis Museum on Santorini you can learn a lot about this subject in an easy, accessible way. This is because it is a museum that uses the achievements of modern technology.
Attractions such as:
- 3D holograms,
- 9D film,
- learning about Plato’s story, his life and philosophy in a multimedia format,
- interactive frescoes,
- burning floor.
In addition, attractions are presented in six different languages. It is an interesting alternative of spending time for both children and adults. Knowledge presented in an accessible form may make the world of ancient myths even more interesting. Especially since Atlantis has been a theme that has been present in books, films and other cultural works for centuries.
The museum tour takes about 1 hour.
Location of the museum
The museum is located in the southern part of the island, close to the west coast. It is 7 km away from the main town of Santorini, Fira. One of the nearest villages is Meglachori, located about 1 km from the museum.
In close proximity you can also find other interesting places to visit: art galleries, monuments, beaches, vineyards, churches, as well as a hotel and restaurants.
The museum is open daily, Monday to Sunday from 10am to 9pm.
Tickets for those aged 12 and over cost €12, for children aged 7-12 €6 and children under 7 have free entry to the museum.
At the ticket office there is a shop where you can buy books and museum souvenirs.
The museum is housed in a new 700 m2 (7500 square feet) building. Motorised visitors can leave their car in the spacious, free car park right in front of the museum.