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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This gives an excellent insight into prehistoric artwork. The paintings taken from the walls of the archeological site at Akrotiri and placed here are especially interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Went over in the morning before visiting the Excavations at Akrotiri. It is a small museum but worth an hour or so with some nice exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Frescos are amazingly colourful!!!! Visit to learn how Santorini came to be like it is today... It is interesting to see how they made back then so many similar or rather identical items to use in everyday life!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was actually a great little museum. Really interesting, some great exhibits, and a bargain at only €3. I learned a lot of things I never knew about Santorini in just half an hour. It literally takes 30-40 minutes to go round this, which I thought was perfect. Very easy to get to also, right in the centre of Fira.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The visit makes a lot of sense after the visit to the Akrotiri Archaeological Site (http://goo.gl/w6qOD6). Really is well worth the 3 Euros. Teaches you a lot about the island, and makes you realise that there is a very interesting history to be tapped into. A lot to see and read, probably need an hour or so for it. NB:... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was a interesting insight into the excavations and discoveries in Akrotri. Which they believe is the lost city of Atlantis (Yet to be proven).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visit the intriguing archelogical site of Akrotiri and this museum afterwards. Only then the greatness and beauty of the site comes really to you. Never seen such well kept fresco's and creative paintings on pottery of such an old age. To complete, visit the Archeological and Santozeum musea in Fira as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The museum at For a was modern, cheap at €3 and had some interesting exhibits. Literally takes half an hour to look at everything so its a nice way to get out of the sun while finding out more about the history of the island. No gift shop or anything at the end.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The 3 Euro entry fee seems cheap enough for what is a real insight into the finds that have been excavated from Akrotiri.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Excellent collection, particularly the murals from Akrotiri. Don't miss this museum. The furniture casts, pottery and jewelry collection are good and this is a must see if you have been to or are going to Akrotiri, Santorini's "Pompei".

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