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Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Mitropoleos St. | Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
30 22860 23217
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A fascinating glimpse into life as it was lived in antiquity on Thera (Thira/Santorini). All that we saw was amazing! We had to keep reminding ourselves that what we were looking at was as much as 35 centuries old--truly incredible!! This is the place to start to develop the context of the people and times Santorini.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I think if you visit Santorini you should visit this museum. Small but nice I think if you visit exhibition.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I visited Akrotiri first and then to this small but impressive museum. The wallpaintings were interesting and stunning. Note the opening hours, as it closes early at 3pm.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Displays are clear and well labelled, with good information panels. It complements a visit to Akrotiri very well.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This museum contains some marvellous artefacts from the Minoan civilisation is states of preservation that belie their astonishing 3,500 year age. A wonderful glimpse of a long lost civilisation from before the time of the Greeks.

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Sorrento, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited the settlement as part of another island tour and we stayed for 1 hour which was enough to see the dig and read it's history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Amazing decorations from walls of buildings recovered from excavations. Well-presented and labelled. Lots of exhibits were intact

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I personally enjoy doing historical things, so I enjoyed going, but if you're expecting anything visually captivating, don't go, you will be very bored. Considering that the buried city of ancient Akrotiri was built thousands of years prior to the Acropolis, & that the buildings are still preserved & that they were as advanced a civilization as they were is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Visit this along with ancient Akrotiri as all the ornaments are from there. It is interesting and well worth the entrance fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

helps you picture Akrotiri and its importance in the ancient world as well as in the study of archaeology

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