In 1945, George Nomikos, son of Dimitrios, builds the factory in Vlychada, the center of the best tomato producing area of the island, with a daily capacity of 3,500 baskets The factory is operational until 1981. The historical tomato factory of D.Nomikos in Vlychada has been transformed into a modern Industrial Tomato Museum, offering its visitors a journey back to the industrial past of Santorini, by guiding them through the cultivation, processing and production of tomato. In the museum the visitor experiences all the traditional methods followed by the tomato producers of Santorini and at the same time, becomes acquainted with the museum exhibits. These include a full range of the processing machinery dating back to 1890, hand-written account books of the plant, old tools, the first labels used, a dated history of the island of Santorini, its inhabitants and their unique tradition as well as audiovisual material with narrations of people who worked in the plant,
At the same time, it is created the Santorini Arts Factory, with the ambition to become one of the core of cultural action on the island of Santorini as well as a cultural crossroad between the cultures of the Mediterranean. With the island's top priority, the Santorini Arts Factory is organized in such a way as to provide direct access to quality artistic events, educational programs throughout the year, while at the same time it enhances the visibility of the island to the thousands of visitors from all over the world.