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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Santorini, or Thera hosted huge prehistoric civilization which might be Atlantis described by Plato. The museum is a must for an educating and fullfilling visit.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A very good if smallish museum well laid out and telling the story of ancient Thera If you are interested in history this is definitely worth a vist

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The best 5 Euro we ever spent. Breathtaking ancient art, pottery, and just a very cool glimpse into the past.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Artifacts from historic dwellings on Santorini. Pottery in many sizes, functions, designs. Very interesting and a low entry fee

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I finally got to see the objects I had studied in books! The museum is well laid out, and the labels informative!

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