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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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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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Amazing artifacts pulled from Akrotiri. Visit Akrotiri for the full view of the town! Visit this museum in Fira after visiting Akrotiri for the full effect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Santorini, Greece
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Santorini, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing artifacts pulled from Akrotiri. Visit Akrotiri for the full view of the town! Visit this museum in Fira after visiting Akrotiri for the full effect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved learning about the history of this beautiful area. The museum wasn't too busy and that made for a nice, relaxed visit.

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Piraeus, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum in the centre of Fira, that can offer you an interesting walk through the pre-history of the island. The admission was very low (3 euros), definitely offers more than what you pay. Just check the opening times if you visit during winter because they are fairly short.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its good to see something of this beautiful island's history and very near to the cable car station.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Lovely little museum - see the ruins from which the artifacts have been retrieved first - in Akotiri in the south of the island, and tour those with a docent (guide) and then the museum pieces make more sense because you have the context of the civilization and have walked the actual streets of that ancient city. Beautiful pieces -... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Had a good selection of artefacts from Akrotiri, mostly from 17th century BC, and have sufficiently informative descriptions. Exhibits are well restored. However, signs could be better lit.

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Trieste, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

It is easy to overlook Santorini's rich history, given that the landscape is enough to take your breath away. And yet, there are many more beautiful things to see that are related to its history, and this Museum is one of them. It is not enormous, but it is still full of surprises. I was particularly thrilled to see so... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Generally to understand better, one should visit Akrotiri archeological site, Museum of prehistoric Thera, Archaeological Museum Fira and National Archeological Museum in Athens (because the most valuable walls paintings are in the capital fo Greece.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Museum is small but lots of originals from the Akrotiri excavations. Help to understand Akrotiri better if visiting museum before the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This is a very small museum right in center of Fira. Lots of interesting artifacts and exhibits brought from Akrotiri excavation, such as Neolithic pottery, early Cycladic potter and marble figurines, and wall paintings, and more. Definitely worth a visit while you are in Fira.

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