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Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Address: Mitropoleos St. | Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
Phone Number: 30 22860 23217
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Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Using finds from various excavations, this museum traces the course...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Using finds from various excavations, this museum traces the course of prehistoric Thira from the late Neolithic to the late Cycladic I period.
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Woodstock, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Museum is small, but very informative, and there is an excellent Museum Catalog book available that has a lot of the captions and photos in it.

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Fira, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A very interesting Museum!In the center of Fira town,worth visiting The paintings of AKrotiri excavations.One should visit both sites!

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Pineville, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A museum is a museum. Pictures were allowed, which is a plus for me. There was a problem with rudeness from the ticket sales person. Other than that, we enjoyed it.

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Moneta, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We rented a car and drove for 3 days on the island . This is the best museum on the island. Had items from the prehistoric city of Akrotiri located in the southern part of the island. These were the people that lived here before Santorini blew its top .

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Powhatan VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Wish there was a guide to give more insight into the dig. The dig is inclosed so even in heat and cold it is nice

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

its cool because there are guides, i believe the entrance is free or very cheap, and it's indoors which makes it cool to walk around and not as hot in the summer.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This museum is amazing and it is a must for everyone who like archaeology and history. Even if you are not much into this kind of things, I'm sure you'll be greatly surprised about what you'll see there!

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Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Being an enthusiast of history artifacts and museums, although it was a bit small, I did enjoy learning about the pieces they had on display.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was a great museum and is a must if you also plan to visit Arkotiri. The frescos were amazing as was the pottery. I am happy that some of the artifacts remained on Santorini as I did see some of the items from the site in the Archaeology Museum in Athens.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This museum is located in downtown Thira and is an absolute must to see especially if you are going to Akrotiri. The museum is closed on Monday. The exhibits are written in English and photos with no flash are allowed.Akrotiri was at its peak 17th century B.C. before the volcano erupted. There are several well preserved pottery pieces from 2,200... More 

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