PEATS SANTORINI – Museum and Post Excavation work

PEATS Santorini – Museum & Post Excavation Work


Dates: 28th January – 28th February 2019
Number of UK Participants: 4 (minimum 2 drivers) plus accompanying person
Duration: 32 days


Accommodation: Room sharing in an apartment in Megalochori details here SANTORINI MEGALOCHORI HOME 1en

Meals: Mix of catered and self catering; breakfasts will be self catered in the apartments, lunch and evening meals provided

Communication: Wifi is available in the accommodation, mobile networks readily available (check service providers), landline available at the accommodation to receive home phone calls and you may want to look into getting a Greek sim card.

Transport: A car will be provided, so all participants should take their drivers licence. This is to be used for site and fairly in free time. Some fuel money will be provided. Public transport also available.

Weather: January – March time is not very warm, 9-18 degrees C

This placement with our hosts, the Hellenic Culture Centre, is the second time we are sending to Santorini. A group of 4 students + an accompanying person will be placed on the island of Santorini for 4 weeks, working with the Museum of Prehistorical Thera. This placement would be suitable for participants who want more post excavation experience, with some archival/museum work included and who are studying Classical Archaeology.


Description of work

The group will be supporting the Local Archaeologists and Cultural organisations and Museums, working on:

Classification of shells found in surface research

Development of a new data base for surface research findings

Visit to workshops of archaeologists in Akrotiri Prehistorical settlement and / or the Museum of Prehistorical Thera

Special guided tour to the archaeological site of Akrotiri Prehistorical settlement (the “Pompeii of the Aegean”) by an archaeologist

Participation in the ongoing ceramic maintenance works

Greek language lessons

The group will be learning from archaeologists and architects, coming into contact with local inhabitants, learning about local customs, working archaeological sites and the Prehistorical Thira Museum, meeting local authorities and associations and participating to the cultural life of Santorini and contact with the locals

Your mentor will be Mrs Ifigenia Georgiadou, Director of the Hellenic Culture Centre who will bring you into contact with the local culture, Greek language, people, and customs.

Draft everyday programme (Monday – Friday)

09.30- 13.30 work

13.30- 14.30 lunch

14.30- 15.30 activities like language lesson, presentations on Greek culture, cultural visits, project work (you prepare something to present to the group) and more

15.30 – 19.30 free time

19.30-21.00 dinner



For more information about Santorini


The group will be in a small apartment in Megalochori village, which is a traditional village of the 17th century. The apartment can host up to 7 people in two bedrooms and the living room. The apartment has all kitchen facilities needed, washing machine and hair dryer as well as other house equipment will be at your disposal.


This placement will be catered for lunch and evening meals but breakfast will have to be prepared by the participants at their accommodation.

Local transportation

The group will have use of a car and have to drive to the work every day (2- 7 klm), according to the village and location you will be working in. Please bring your international driving licence. You can agree to use the car also during your free time every day, depending on unanimous decisions. Some fuel money will be provided.

Cultural Programme – may change depending on weather/unforeseen circumstances.

  • Cooking lesson and presentation on Greek Food,
  • The culture of “Panigyri” Folk Festivals and participating in a folk religious festival
  • visiting the traditional Village of Oia and the Ammoudi Bay with special architecture of cave houses and captain houses,
  • presentation on Greek Music and singing lesson,
  • visit to the Argyros Mansion a house of the 18th century in Messaria village
  • visit to the Tomato Museum and the Santorini Art Factory Cultural Organisation,
  • visit to La Ponta-Symposion Bagpipe Workshop,
  • walking tour in the village of Emporeio
  • walking tour in the village of Megalochori and its Caldera
  • walking tour in the village of Pyrgos and its castles,
  • walk in the Perissa black beach,
  • presentation on Wine culture of Santorini
  • wine tasting in a traditional winery,
  • visiting old historical churches and cemeteries on the island

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission

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