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Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Mitropoleos St. | Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
30 22860 23217
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Fira
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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Paimio, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Well told history of Santorini and old objects to look at, only 3 euros entry fee and open every day 8:00-15:00, closed only tuesdays.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The dig is actually enclosed in a building, which makes it a lot cooler & pleasant excursion. Worth a look

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Stafford, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

An interesting collection of prehistoric items, especially the wall paintings from the excavation site at Akrotiri. I felt that I had learned a lot about Greek prehistoric civilisation. The museum items are displayed in a very traditional way as items in showcases. Worth visiting if you have been to the excavation site at Akrotiri.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The history of the island is wonderful. Visit this museum next door to the Aressana Spa Hotel. It's small, but gives you such a wonderful impression of the 2,000 B.C. history of the volcano civilisation.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

very interesting It is not crowded with things but the atefacts that they have are very good and very very old. you have plenty of room to move about. I would like more light but that would ruin the museum peices

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Could be much better if they explained more and made it more dramatic They should have more writeups, and more artefacts, restored vessels etc

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The museum has an extensive collection of artifacts, dating back from the Neolithic and Cycladic Periods. Tips: * Visit the museum COUNTERCLOCKWISE. The oldest artifacts are on your RIGHT when you enter. * The entrance is located off Dekigala street, near the bus station. You can't enter through the back garden that's closer to the caldera. It's worth the 1-2... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Huge collection of Minoan artifacts. Contains many of the artifacts and frescos from Thira. Helps to show what like was like in this ancient site.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The collection is quite interesting but the display can be improved easily (f.i. replacing the background walls for mirrors so one can admire both sides of the beautiful objects placed against the walls). The brochures have little information and there were no one to ask any question.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This museum is very well laid out with clear descriptions in English as well as Greek. The artefacts are largely from the archeological site of Akrotiri, a large town in the south of the island that was destroyed in the huge eruption of c 1650 BC. To get the most out of it, it is a good idea to visit... More

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