MATI Art Gallery
MATI Art Gallery
4.5
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10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
MATI Art Gallery in Fira is the space where internationally acclaimed artist Yorgos Kypris displays his artwork and connects with people from all around the world. Since its establishment in 1990, MATI has become a local landmark in Santorini . Our aim is to share fine taste and contemporary perceptions about art with the international community of art lovers. The unparalleled selection of artwork that you will find in our gallery ranges from sculpture & installations to drawings & designer jewelry. The personalized approach that we like to develop with our clients has enabled us to build a rich portfolio of commissioned works in museums & public spaces, private collections, hotels and other commercial buildings. Our 30 years of experience guarantees and secures hassle-free fully insured worldwide shipping, always making sure we provide an outstanding service.
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Traveller & Foodie
Montreal, Canada4,215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
What a beautiful art gallery. The artist is a Greek local artist with a lot of talent. His artwork was costly; the most miniature painting was worth a few thousand dollars. They ship everywhere via DHL for a fee. I appreciate his work; it is worth a visit, even if it is just to look and admire.
Written September 17, 2023
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Thank you very much Nancy, we really appreciate the kind words! Next time you visit we will shop a range of prices for all budgets so feel free to visit! All the best!
Written April 2, 2024
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Carla
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
The staff was very helpful and friendly, really kind people. The gallery is beautiful with such different and unique items. Really loved the experience and I totally recommend a visit. Hope to come to santorini again, and for sure to visit Matti.
Written June 12, 2021
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Thanky ou very much for your kind words, we truly appreciate your comments. We would be very happy to see you again the next time you come to visit Santorini! All the best, Alex Kypris General manager
Written June 12, 2021
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DCC
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
A fantastic collection of Art. A must see if you ever visit Santorini. What a wonderful gallery, beautifully set up and with a good selection of art pieces. Diana was so helpful and really made us feel welcome. Will definitely go back soon!
Written June 26, 2021
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We thank you kindly for the positive remakes, we appreciate you reviewing our gallery after your visit. We would be very happy to see you next time you are around! Best regards, Alex Kypris
Written June 27, 2021
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Manuela
Turin, Italy12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I discovered Mati during a holiday in Santorini some years ago. Since from the beginning I thought that it was fantastic.
Few weeks ago I've bought a Christmas present contacting Mati by email.
Mrs Diana was very kind and very professional, she gave me excellent suggestions .
The article is arrived very fast and it was also more beautifull than in the picture.
My present has been very appreciated!
Thank you Mati, especially thank you Diana!!!
Written January 17, 2020
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Good afternoon, Thank you very much for kind words, we really appreciate your feedback! Thank you again for the purchase and of course if you need anything we are here to help! All the best, Alex Kypris
Written January 20, 2020
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FloridaMapu
Florida88 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015
On our first trip to Santorini several years ago, we discovered Mati Art Gallery and made a significant purchase of a series of seven bronze fish of various sizes designed to be screwed into a surface. A few years ago we contacted the gallery when the screw at the end of one of the fish had broken off. When we contacted the gallery we were told that the items we purchased were guaranteed for life and we were given instructions to mail back the broken item that would be replaced. Things went very smoothly and we were sent a replacement. Yesterday I emailed the gallery, since we have friends who were going to Santorini today and we had two fish that needed replacement. We were notified by Dimitris Bozonis, and were told "we never exchange broken artworks". I believe he felt he was being generous by offering a 20% discount in case we want to buy new ones. There obviously is a design defect that causes the fish to break off after the tail has been screwed into a surface after being in place for quite sometime. It may hold for awhile but at some point gravity prevails and in time it breaks. These fish themselves are not fragile but our experience has been that with certain sizes the weight of the bronze fish is too heavy for the size screw that is used. We are very disappointed in what we perceive as poor inconsistent customer service.
Written September 12, 2015
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Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear about your negative experience with our customer support. We sincerely hope we can make it up to you in a feature visit. It is worth mentioning, that this installation has been positioned with 400 fish in the entrance of the World Bank in Washington DC in 1997. Since then, this popular artwork has been mounted in private and public collections worldwide. It is designed according to the highest standards and it is made of solid cast bronze. Consequently, the artwork does not present any technical problems and at the same time it has been “tested” for almost three decades. Additionally, the majority of our clients continuously expand their collections, adding more elements. After your conversation, Mr Bozonis took your request to the artist and our quality assurance team. They concluded that the artworks were installed in a suboptimal manner. I am sorry I cannot provide any further assistance here, but we will be glad to discuss anything you might require via email. Please let us know. Best Regards, MATI Art Gallery - Digital Team
Written September 15, 2015
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Joey L
Newtown, PA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
I have been to 89 countries and by far this is Best Art Gallery I have seen.

Been collecting art sculptures and jewelry from MATI gallery for the passed 20 years.

If you make it to Santorini, you must stop in !!!!
Written April 11, 2015
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gregparkspdx
Portland, OR1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
I purchased entrapped fish direct from the MATI art gallery web-page. Alex was excellent in helping me with my order and made payment and shipping so easy. My order arrived promptly (Oregon, USA), as expected and is wonderful. My new online favorite gallery. I hope to visit in person some day! Thank you Alex!
Written June 1, 2017
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Hello Greg, As you well know already, I thank you again for the superb communication! We will be happy to meet you in person and we will be in touch! All the best, Alex
Written June 23, 2017
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Ariana S
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014
Visited mati Art gallery on holiday over the summer, bought 2 pieces of jewelry, one ring has lasted me through daily wear and I love it , however, the second peice of jewelry purchased here had a diamond fall out within the first day of wear. Upon contacting them they had me ship the ring back (at my expense) to "fix" the ring. When I received the ring back the diamond was very sloppily placed back in and now does not sit on the finger as it should since it seems to have been bent in the process of reinserting the diamond . Absolutely unacceptable to sell a $1200 peice of Jewerly in this condition, and would not give a refund or even a store credit for the defective jewelry. Highly dissapointed, nice to look at , would not reccomend purchasing anything of value .
Written March 11, 2015
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Dear Ariana, We are always happy to receive feedback from our customers. I am really sorry to hear about your disappointment and hope we can make it up to you on a future visit. Despite that, I would like to point out that the jewelry you are referring to is part of the Apriati Collection, a well recognized designer that we represent in our gallery for the last 12 years, without any complains at all. This is why both of the times you asked for a replacement, all we could do is ship the ring back to them for the appropriate repairs. I would like to point out that the professional opinion of the jewelers was that the ring had been pressed and bent after the purchase, so we really could not provide a refund. Last but not least, it is our policy to pay the shipping cost on relevant occasions. If this was not the case with you, please contact us in the address info@matiartgallery.com and we will provide a refund promptly. Thank you for contacting us.
Written March 20, 2015
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LucaMatiddi
Timbuktu, Mali47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Solo
This amazing Greek Artist is one of my favourite Fish sculpture ever seen.
Located in Santorini and Mikonos , where you will be able to check his masterpiece, nice and frendly person will show you how to see life under water with a different point of view...
Written July 3, 2015
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Elias A
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
By far the Best Gallery in the Island. I will always pass by, every time
I visit the island. I have many pieces in my house in London of this
amazing artist who creates such beautiful pieces of art, and re-invents himself
being inspired by the sea and the events that created such a unique island.
I also like the excellent selection of modern jewels which all the ladies love.
Written March 27, 2015
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