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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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lots of info and well preserved artifacts

this is a small museum with a god collection of artifacts and info. while on the small side it is worth a stop

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

this is a small museum with a god collection of artifacts and info. while on the small side it is worth a stop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great museum for a small price (3 Euro per person). It has hundreds of 4000 year old artifacts from the Akritori civilization that inhabited Santorini at that time. The museum is a great compliment after visiting the Akritori archealogical site. It has a wide variety of common household goods and the highlight is the magnificent wall paintings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Amazing museum with incredible historical findings. I was so impressed. Very nice lined up in the museum with a historical line. Very close to the taxi and the centre of Fira.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The history of the island is kept here and if you want to understand Santorini, you should visit the Museum by all means. It's located next to the bus station and also will save you from heat in hot summer days. Amazing things are kept here! Many original frescoes from Akrotiri, from the Lost Atlantis place! The others are kept... More 

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Merimbula, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Really worthwhile doing the tour to get an idea of the way life was lived so long ago.Just hope that the funding needed to continue this marvelous facility is forthcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was so glad when they built this little gem of a museum. I first came to the island not long after the discovery of Akrotiri ('77) and you could see the tops of the pithoi peeking through the dirt and to see them now enshrined in this museum among the magnificent wall frescoes is really very special. You can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Worth the short bus ride, to see the ancient site. Excavated building and town. Descriptions are ok. Tour guide would help with understanding, hire one at entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Museum is small, but very informative, and there is an excellent Museum Catalog book available that has a lot of the captions and photos in it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A very interesting Museum!In the center of Fira town,worth visiting The paintings of AKrotiri excavations.One should visit both sites!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A museum is a museum. Pictures were allowed, which is a plus for me. There was a problem with rudeness from the ticket sales person. Other than that, we enjoyed it.

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