Sep 29, 2014

Santorini of the Past

It may seem strange, but the island of Santorini before the touristic development was relatively poor, with a completely different daily routine. If you want to get a glimpse of this very different Santorini of the past, there are two impressive exhibitions going on in Pyrgos for a few more days.

The first photography exhibition is entitled “More than a Century ago: The gaze of the Photographer Antonis Lagadas through his Images”. The photographer Antonis Lagadas, Tonia Noussia’s grandfather, was born in Pyrgos, Santorini and with his camera, he shot places, people and events in Greece, including Santorini, from 1890 till 1916.   
The second exhibition includes photographs, documents and materials and is 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 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.
Tip: In order to see the second exhibition, you should politely ask at the cafeteria, which hosts the first exhibition, to gain access to the upper floor.