As a first stop we recommend you to visit the Museum of Minerals & Fossils in Perissa. The museum was founded in 2006 and its exhibits include fossils and minerals of Santorini but also from all over the world. The oldest exhibits that you can admire on your museum tour date back up to 1.5 billion years ago.
Fossils constitute a great source of information around the evolution of Fauna and Flora in Santorini but all over the world as well. Among the exhibits you can find some plant fossils of great importance such as olive, mastic and palm trees, originated from the area of Caldera. The age of those findings is estimated to be between 50.000 and 60.000 years. One of the most breath- taking exhibits among them is an olive tree brunch, having the impressive length of two meters.