Santorini Arts Factory – Old tomato factory


This new cultural venue in Santorini is housed in a renovated cherry tomato factory that was in fact among the first factories for the production and packing of tomato juice on the island. This industrial building was constructed in 1945 by the Nomikos local family and quickly developed and started exports. Due to the development of tourism in Santorini, the cherry tomato production was dramatically reduced on the island and the factory finally closed down in 1981.

With its recent renovation, the tomato factory of Vlychada was turned into a cultural venue and an industrial museum, exhibiting the traditional methods of tomato production in Santorini, elaboration machinery from 1890, old tools, old manuscripts of the factory, the first product labels, and more.