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"Megaro Gyzi" Museum

Fira 847 00, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 7 attractions in Fira
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Cultural Centre “Megaro Gyzi” is housed in Megaro Gyzi, one of the few 17th century old family mansions. The Megaro Gyzi Museum is situated in the... more » Owner description: The Cultural Centre “Megaro Gyzi” is housed in Megaro Gyzi, one of the few 17th century old family mansions. The Megaro Gyzi Museum is situated in the Halls of the Cultural Centre, where five Permanent Exhibitions are hosted: An exhibition of authentic engravings with maps, landscapes and dresses of the Cycladic islands from the 15th to 19th century. An exhibition of old manuscripts from late 16th to 19th century. A collection of paintings and photographs of Santorini. Open May through October. « less
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Wanaka, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

you must see it , it's worth it you see paintings of Santorini I loved it!All history of Santorini is there and has great architecture!

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Gerringong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you ll go to Santorini dont miss to visit this museum. Is located in Fira and has many activities there such as paintings and festivals we see the paintings of Santorini from the past and has a great architecture!

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

we saw many interesting things there, like collection of paintings from santorini, some old historical manuscripts (very nice experience thought!!) and some very beutiful scenic photographs by pintos couple!! very good museum and maybe i will visit again someday with my kids!

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Lichfield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

While it's worth visiting this museum, because it provides an interesting background to the history of Santorini, don't expect to spend much time here because there are not many exhibits. (we spent about 45 minutes there).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This museum is around the corner from the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, so it's a no-brainer for those who like museums. The collection of documents goes back to the 1600's, so it's quite interesting.

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yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The building in which this museum is set, is a magnificent old mansion. Inside their are varied exhibits of old books, prints and maps as well as photographs of the 1939 eruption and pre and post photographs of the 1956 earthquake. Again, for the modest entry fee, it is worth spending a little quiet time here, amongst the busy Fira... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This is a private (not state-run) museum that houses a small collection of artifacts that show the recent history of the island--the earthquakes, the Italian rule. The collection is interesting, but the best part is the building in which it is housed. Every trip to Santorini I go to see it because it is beautiful.

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athens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Do not miss the od authentic gravures from the 15th until the 19th century with maps and everyday's life of Santorini and the other islands of the greek archipel. There is also a collection of paintings with Santorini as theme by well-known Greek artists. Every August in the old vaulted "canava" of the megaro Gyzi takes place the well established... More

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is a small museum- will take you 20-30 minutes, but we really enjoyed seeing the historical house- which was in lovely shape, and the exhibit of photographs showing Santorini over time. Pretty incredible to see the destruction of the city in the earthquake of 1956 and how the island has been so completely restored. Also photos of the changes... More

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

So - you're on a volcanic island. To soak up the Sun, maybe? Take a moment to find out what happened here in the last 200 years, with contemporary drawings of the volcanic eruptions in the 1800s, and photographs from the devastating earthquake in the 1950s. Some of the old documents are worth scanning, too (if you read French or... More

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