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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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A stunning selection of artefacts from archaeology finds around Santorini. The ceramics,frescos etc are beautiful and this museum is definitely worth a visit. The museum is well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

A stunning selection of artefacts from archaeology finds around Santorini. The ceramics,frescos etc are beautiful and this museum is definitely worth a visit. The museum is well appointed with aircon and access for wheelchair users....€3 per person for entry at time of our visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Take the time to visit this museum. The history of the island becomes much more clear with the information presented here. I recommend going before visiting the actual ruins at Akrotiri.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Located in the town of Fira it is a well appointed museum with aircon, lovely frescoes, artefacts originally from Akrotiri . You get a good understanding of the Theran eruption and how it shaped the current island .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

not sure what to expect when i stepped into the museum, what i sound was an extensive surprising artifacts display of ancient life on Fira.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

very well documented and the prehistoric pieces well placed . the museum is also air conditioned which is very essential in the july heat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This musuem has only a couple rooms so it took us about a half hour to 45 minutes. It contains artifacts and relics from ancient Thera inhabited from the 17th century BC until 726 AD. Most of the exhibits are pottery, figues, and weapons. It amazes me that civilizations were so advanced at such early periods. You can take pictures... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I went to the museum of prehistoric Thera which is an amazing archelogical site in Akrotiri near the red beach. The site is amazing the things u can see are quite remarkable but it's the people that spoil it. No one wants to help no one directs you to the need for a guide all leaflets were in Greek. One... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Fascinating hour and a half spent wandering the museum, which is dedicated to the Akrotiri excavations. To be fair, it is the Prehistoric Museum so this shouldn’t come as a surprise, although it would have been interesting to see a bit more regarding the general history of Santorini, and they certainly have enough room to be able to do this.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Museum of Prehistoric Thera provides a quite respite from Fira's frenetic pace. Anyone planning Akrotiri, Knossos or any Minoan site should visit this museum. Objects of material culture suggest daily life. The wall paintings, such as the divine Blue Monkey piece, are fascinating. Who were these people who valued such beauty?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

What an amazing place to walk around and explore. See the original potts left behind during the evacuation in which people put their personal belongings in for when they came back. you can get bus here for 1.80 Euros, 20 mins from Fira.

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Address: Mitropoleos St. | Fira, Fira 847 00, Greece
Phone Number: 30 22860 23217
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Fira

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