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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 gem of a museum - but visit Akrotiri first!

This small, but modern museum has many outstanding exhibits, specialising in frescos and exhibits from the Minoan settlement at Akrotiri. I would have paid several times the three... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This small, but modern museum has many outstanding exhibits, specialising in frescos and exhibits from the Minoan settlement at Akrotiri. I would have paid several times the three euro entrance fee to see them. The famous fisherman with blue fish fresco has only just returned here from Athens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is the museum to visit in Fira! The frescos are lovely and the explanations that accompany their large collection are an excellent peek into history.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A small museum in central Fira, well worth the 3 euro entrance as the exhibits are an excellent insight to ancient history of the island.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a small museum, but well worth 30-45 minutes and the 3 euro entrance. I'd recommend visiting the ancient city in Ankrotiri first to put this museum into more context.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It's not one of the famous museums, it's small but the exhibits worth the whole world! It has some of the most wonderful frescoes of prehistoric times equal to that in Knossos in Crete! There are no big queues and the ticket is cheap regarding the value of the exhibits, 3€. Don't miss the experience, combine it with a visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Even having done guidebook research, we could not imagine the well laid out treasures in this museum. If you walk in knowing nothing, you will leave not only richer in knowledge, but also with pictures in your mind's eye that will last forever. One of the best curated museums ever, a gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The first thing I suggest, is to visit the Akrotiri site (strongly recommend using a guide...) and this place comes to life. Everything learnt in Akrotiri, is explained in this museum....so visit the archaeological site first, a must see!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Loved this little museum in Fira, where you can see the original wall paintings from Akrotiri, along with original artifacts from the Minoan era. It is quite mind blowing and a easy place to navigate and see in an hour. It also put the history of the area in context really well and draws together what you will see on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Visited shorty to this museum and it was nice experience 'cause we are interested in history. We visited this place by ourselves and it would have been more interesting if we would have had some guide with us telling more details of everything. Quite small place but I can recommend this..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Centrally located is a great visit stop till you get the bus to the beach across the street from the Museum. Modern presentation

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