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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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History in front on our eyes..

Great place, loved to see all old findings, really impressive. We got there on Sunday, it was free of charge as well ;)

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Great place, loved to see all old findings, really impressive. We got there on Sunday, it was free of charge as well ;)

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Taormina, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

1,600 hears before Pompeii - unbelievable! The staff were helpful if you approached them and very relaxed about taking photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is a great deal, but make sure you visit Akrotiri archeological site before going through the museum. It will take about one hour for enough time to see everything with the crowds. The paintings, vases are artifacts are amazing and in great condition, considering the age. If you like history, you should go.

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

interesting collection of stuff from the minoic site. go there after going to akrotiri. we had trouble to get aguide. museum didactics have potential for growth.

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Livermore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

If you are going to the ancient site of Akrotiri this is a great before or after view. Museum provides insights into the people who lived at Akrotiri with frescoes, jewelry, pottery and more. Museum is small so won't take much of your day.

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Dover, Massachusetts, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The archeological excavation at Akrotiri is very interesting but still mostly ruins. The museum visit fills in the gaps. Just the right size, nicely done. Closes at 3PM daily

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Furanafushi Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

After visiting Akrotiri a few days earlier the museum brought to life the wall paintings and remnants of a civilisation lost to the volcanic Eruptions......very interesting

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Especially compared with the modernity of the close by Museum of Prehistory, the Archaeological Museum is extremely traditional in style, almost archaising. Wooden cabinets with mostly early Iron Age pottery stand in rows along the walls, presented without much information about find spots, context or function. This is infortunate, as many of the vessels are of significance to archaeology in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is an excellent modern museum with incredible finds from the Akrotiri excavations. I'd recommend it even to people not very much into history, as the artistic values of the exhibits are very high.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The museum was very nice. Was very cool that you are able to take photos as well. Not to large so as take up large amount of time but provided insights to other historical site on Santorini.

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