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Museum of Prehistoric Thera

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Address: Mitropoleos St. | Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
Phone Number: 30 22860 23217
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Description: Using finds from various excavations, this museum traces the course of...
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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We came here after Akotiri

After visiting the ruins we came to see the recovered artifacts. Just amazed . Proof that unit of measure for commerce excited. Pitchers to vases to urns, one set of mesasureing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

After visiting the ruins we came to see the recovered artifacts. Just amazed . Proof that unit of measure for commerce excited. Pitchers to vases to urns, one set of mesasureing cups saved wall art. Proof of trading with Africa 1700 bc. You'll see. 5 eu each. WC was out of order, all on one floor, 1 1/2 hours if... More 

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

There are adequate amounts of valuable prehistoric goods. The golden goat is so amazing and delicate. The mosaic wall painting is also great.

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very little information to peruse, miniscule images of the artwork discovered. Staff not proactive in providing information. Nice clean toilets

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were able to connect with a group that had a great guide. This is very important to really get the most out of the details of this ruin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a very well organised and informative museum. The space isn't cluttered with objects and each piece has meaning the museum is organised into sections so that the information related to specific topics (such as economics, home life) and the artefacts that support this are all together.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place was quite, interesting and had well-preserved and facinating artifacts. It wasn't very busy and is easy to get to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a museum dedicated to finds from Akrotiri, Santorini which was buried by a volcanic eruption about 3700 years ago. The museum meant so much more to me after we had enjoyed a guided tour of Akrotiri by Katarina of Notostravel (day tour of Santorini - she is exceptional if you are an ancient history buff). She went into... More 

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Bentleigh East
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

After visting the excavations at Akrotie it was really very good to come here and see what has been found. The ancient cities such as this must have been very colourful and vibrant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Small quiet place with vases, wall paintings, stamps, etc Weird that they dont allow pictures with the items there but allowed pictures of the item itself

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Many well-preserved paintings, vases, jugs, and daily cooking utensils were excavated from Akrotiri. They were made 3500 years ago and was covered by volcanic ashes. Maybe, it was the low season, only our family was there. Perhaps, the admission fee is a bit expensive, 3 Euros as it is a very small museum.

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