Sep 2, 2014

Santorini in the Past



It may seem strange but the island of Santorini, before touristic development, was relatively poor, with a completely different daily routine. If you want to get a glimpse of this different Santorini, there are two impressive photography exhibitions going on in Pyrgos,
The first is an exhibition of photographs, documents and materials entitled "Scenes from the recent past: Land, Production and Society in Santorini of the 60s" by architect Tonia Nousia and reminds us of Santorini in the 1960s. The exhibition is based on the documentary “Τhirean Matins”, shot in Santorini, which depicts scenes from the past.

The second photography exhibition is entitled “More than a Century ago: The gaze of the Photographer Antonis Lagadas through his Images”. The photographer, the architect Tonia Noussia’s grandfather, was born in Pyrgos, Santorini and with his camera, he shot places, people and events from Greece, including Santorini, from 1890 till 1916.   
The two exhibitions are held in Kasteli 1663 art gallery and café at the entrance of Pyrgos’ castle.
 Open daily: 10.00 – 20.00. Free Admission.