It may come as a surprise but Santorini had one of the largest tomato production lines in Greece and in Balkans back in the 20th century. The economy of Greece was very different before the 1980s when tourism barely existed on the island of Santorini and its economy was mainly agricultural, fishing and shipping. The largest factory of its kind in Greece, has now been transformed into the Santorini Tomato Industrial Museum which is also hosting lots of cultural events for the island every year along with the Santorini Art Factory and local Festivals in a beautiful fully restored space. This is definitely worth your visit while on the island of Santorini.
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VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW
- Official Website of the Santorini Tomato Industrial Museum in Vlychada
- Santorini Tomato Industrial Museum Tickets Prices: Full (10€) , Reduced (6€) – for Children 12-18 years old, Unemployed, Seniors Over 65 years old, Disabled people with their escorts
- Free Admission to Santorini Tomato Industrial Museum: children up to 18 years old
- Online Tickets: you don’t have to pre-book your tickets online as there is never a queue or large crowds; the museum does not have that many visitors as not that many people know about it
- How long does it take to visit the Santorini Tomato Museum: you need at least 1 hour to see the whole factory
- Opening Hours April, May and October:
- Opening Hours June, July, August and September:
- Santorini Tomato Industrial Museum is CLOSED on:
Greek Easter Sunday
- Last Entrance: it’s always 45 minutes before closing
- Best Time to go to the Santorini Tomato Museum: anytime is fine to be honest so if you are in Vlychada you can just pop in and learn a bit about the tomato production of the island; you may also want to combine your visit with one of their cultural events that mainly happen in the summer months of June, July and August
- How to Get to the Santorini Tomato Museum: the “Vlychada Bus” from Fira will take you there in about 20 minutes (check the Santorini buses)
SANTORINI TOMATO MUSEUM
It’s very easy to get to the Santorini Tomato Industrial Museum as there is a direct local bus from Fira (20 mins ride) but you can also take a taxi or you can even drive with your own car.