The Naval maritime museum of Santorini is situated in the village of Oia. A house of the 19th century has been recovered and turned to be a museum that provides the glimpse and evidence of maritime history of Thera. The Naval maritime museum of Santorini gives a clear indication of prosperity of the Oia during 19th century and early 20th century.
The Naval maritime museum exhibits the source of income and lifestyle of maritime history. The economy of of people maritime was great, depended upon the Trading of agricultural products (wine, wheat, cotton) and was invested in shipping companies and transportation.
The Naval maritime museum consists of a small library, two story captains’ houses, which were built on the highest part of the village and display the trace of their former prosperity.